Showdown in Chicago

Dr. Munr Kazmir
5 min readMar 25, 2023

Amid concerns about rising crime, Chicagoans will head to the polls on Tuesday. Lori Lightfoot will not be on the ballot.

Due to riots in Chicago, on May 31, bridges over the north branch of the Chicago River were raised to stifle traffic going in or out of the downtown area. May 30, 2020. (photo: Stephen Hogan)

Mayor Lori Lightfoot Loses Reelection Bid, First One-Term Mayor In 40 Years,” wrote Noah Asimow for Block Club Chicago on the evening of February 28, 2023.

Incumbent Mayor Lori Lightfoot had just failed to garner enough votes to make it to the runoff and the presses were running…