Fran Spielman interviews Lori Lightfoot on teachers strike, her upcoming budget and possible rideshare taxes

Without a casino gambling fix and a graduated real estate transfer tax, Lightfoot says her options are “severely limited.”

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot is interviewed at City Hall by reporter Fran Spielman Friday, October 18, 2019. | Rich Hein/Sun-Times

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Mayor Lori Lightfoot acknowledged she will have no choice but to raise property taxes — which were more than doubled by former Mayor Rahm Emanuel — if her agenda falls flat in the General Assembly’s fall veto session.

She also discussed the investigation into Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, who had been found slumped over in his vehicle after a night of drinking.

Listen to The Fran Spielman Show to hear the full interview.

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