Chicago casino, pension help and infrastructure top Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s legislative wish list – Chicago Tribune

Snagging a Chicago casino, getting help with city pensions and landing an infrastructure bill are at the top of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s list of priorities as Illinois lawmakers head into the legislature’s final week.

The city’s new mayor said a casino was “a big priority” for her in the Democratic-controlled General Assembly’s closing days and that she’s had productive conversations about it. She said her team also is working on other issues and discussing her administration’s priorities with lawmakers.

“We are making sure that we’ve got our wish list down there,” Lightfoot said Thursday after an unrelated news conference. “So we’re firing on a lot of different cylinders to make sure that the city of Chicago gets its fair share of resources from Springfield.”

Lightfoot was sworn into office Monday, just 11 days before the legislature’s scheduled May 31 adjournment. She said her administration’s work in Springfield, however started before then.

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May 23, 2019 at 08:42PM

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