The decision marks a victory for Rittenhouse as he prepares for his trial in November. The ruling removes a line of attack for prosecutors who had hoped to show that Rittenhouse was a "chaos tourist" drawn to Kenosha "like a moth to a flame."
Mayor Lori Lightfoot has said it’s "not a gimme" that she will seek a second term. If Lightfoot does run again, she’ll have a powerful ally in her corner: Ald. Jason Ervin (28th), chairman of the City Council’s Black Caucus.