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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot

25 May

Interview Questions for Mayor Lori Lightfoot

Chicago and all that jazz …

Recently, I viewed her on television and thought she’d be a great person to interview, even though she has requested no white people. Well, that, challenges me. So here I am wanting to be listened to and reckoned with. (In my youth I traveled through Chicago every summer to Wisconsin to visit my grandmother who lived on an island. I remember a huge bridge and all the wonderful buildings and that we were halfway to our destination). Lori Lightfoot is in the news quite a lot lately due to her cities gun violence. I looked up an email for her and then it wouldn’t send. I’m posting the questions anyway.

1). Why did you become Mayor of Chicago? What was your background?

2). The gun violence is in the news every weekend. How do you sleep at night? (wine, yoga, music?) Obviously we don’t think you are the cause but rather the person who will bring peace. What are your plans to bring these numbers down?

3). You stood up against the teachers unions, something so powerful, especially in the Midwest. For me, this made you a god, very powerful. What else can you do that we haven’t seen yet?

4). You get a lot of flack from Twitter, but I suppose big names catch the criticism. What would you tell your 14-22 year old children on how to handle Twitter, Facebook, etc.?

5). Any future plans in politics? Will you run again and will you win?

6). To outsiders, Chicago has much going for it …like Wrigley Field, University of Chicago, the lake and waterfront, jazz, pizza, Oprah Winfrey, and, of course, Barack Obama. Do you think Barack Obama helped or hurt Chicago? Explain. And why didn’t he stay? He’s such a peaceful man. What could he do to help Chicago now?

7). You have a new superstar quarterback coming from Georgia. How will this help to influence the youth and spirit in Chicago?

Thank you! Wishing Chicago peace and quiet from the gun violence and a great recovery from the pandemic. I hope to inspire girls and women through interviews and learning about others pathways.

Kim Troike is a citizen journalist for Pearl Media and The Ivory Tide Press. She’s a writer using the pen name of Caroline Clemens for her nine novels. Her novel String the Cranberries touches lightly on the violence in south side Chicago. Picture credit to IStock Images.

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