In this week’s edition of Spotlight Politics:
President Biden makes good on his campaign promise to providing student loan relief for millions of Americans.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot slams a conservative PAC for darkening her skin in an anti-JB Pritzker ad. The ad’s creator, conservative radio host Dan Proft denies the claim that its racist saying, “This is an insane assertion — and par for the course from inveterate race hustlers like Lightfoot and Pritzker.” Lightfoot calls it a racist dog whistle.
Meanwhile, Gov. J.B. Pritzker pours $5.5 million into the state democratic party.
In city news, 40% of precincts are eliminated with the newly drawn map which means fewer poll workers are needed, but it’ll be harder to get to a polling place.
Who’s in and who’s out of the mayoral race right now as candidates spar over violence and the fate of the city’s Christopher Columbus statues.
Our politics team of Amanda Vinicky, Paris Schutz and Heather Cherone takes on those stories and more.