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THE CITY IS UP FOR GRABS How Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Led and Lost a City in Crisis

by | Read by Christopher Douyard

Contemporary Culture • 8 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Christopher Douyard impressively recounts the meteoric rise and fall of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, as told by veteran CHICAGO TRIBUNE reporter Gregory Royal Pratt--and everyday Chicagoans themselves. Listeners meet the Black, gay, extremely confident Lightfoot as she sweeps 70% of votes, based on her campaign promise of ending Chicago's reputation for corruption, racism, and inequality in its many guises. Well-rendered behind-the-scenes looks reveal Lightfoot continually sabotaging herself by provoking the politicos who supported her, never backing down, and treating supporters with disdain. Lightfoot's successes, including the delivery of some campaign promises and navigating the mysteries of COVID-19, are duly chronicled. Douyard's rendering of Pratt's observations, along with quotes from politicians such as former mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor J.B. Pritzker, adds gravitas to this political gem. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2024]

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9781696614542 $19.99

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