In her first official act as Chicago mayor, Lori Lightfoot signs order aimed at limiting aldermen’s powers – Chicago Tribune

She said that she would do it, and indeed she did.


Not everyone appreciated the remarks.

Ald. Anthony Beale, 9th, an erstwhile ally who has had a falling out with her over his attempts to block her choice of Ald. Scott Waguespack to be Finance chairman, said Lightfoot’s executive order “means absolutely nothing.”

“It’s not worth the paper it’s written on,” Beale said.

Aldermanic prerogative is a custom that isn’t codified in city statute, he noted.

“There’s no such rule as aldermanic prerogative, there’s no such law,” Beale said.

Nothing there there, he said, forebodingly.

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