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Aldermen debating LGBTQ study ripped; 'Our children are watching,' warns Mayor Lightfoot

Jan 16, 2020 - Chicago Tribune

Saying she bears the shame of staying silent earlier in her life when insults were hurled at black and gay people, Mayor Lori Lightfoot took the City Council to task Wednesday for the tone of the debate over a study into possible contract set-asides for gay- and transgender-owned businesses.

"I will be silent no more on any issue where people say and do things that are offensive and racist," Lightfoot said. "I feel like I have an obligation to speak, and so I am."

A seemingly innocuo...