Lightfoot and Preckwinkle’s Springfield agendas

February 1, 2021

Now that the Illinois General Assembly’s regular session is underway, lobbyists from all corners are scrambling to make sure their interests are being represented in new legislation. Those lobbyists include representatives of Chicago and Cook County, who are respectively whipping legislators in support of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s and county board President Toni Preckwinkle’s policy goals. In this episode, Alex Nitkin talks to Chicago Deputy Mayor for Intergovernmental Affairs Manny Perez and Cook County Director of External Affairs John Roberson to discuss the bills Lightfoot and Preckwinkle want to see become laws in Springfield this year.

Listen below.