Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is leaving office as waves of migrants arrive in the city — many being sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. Lightfoot declared a state of emergency before Title 42 expires Thursday. How will the declaration help incoming Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson? Will it be enough?
And 53 people have applied to become Chicago’s next police superintendent. Johnson said he wants an insider; 32 applicants have CPD experience. What’s next in the process?
The WTTW News Spotlight Politics team of Heather Cherone, Paris Schutz and Amanda Vinicky takes on those stories and more.