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Editorial: The ex-fed nobody sent, Lori Lightfoot, vs. Chicago corruption

During a March mayoral debate hosted by the Tribune Editorial Board, Lori Lightfoot made an unusually bold prediction for a Chicago politician on the stump. She said the law enforcement hammer would come down – soon and hard - on allegedly corrupt members of the City Council.

Because Lightfoot is a former federal prosecutor in Chicago, her assurance, while unspecific, carried a jolt of authority: "There is no doubt in my mind that in

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