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Lori Lightfoot resigns from Police Board, expected to announce run for mayor this week

By Mary Ann Ahern,

Lori Lightfoot has resigned as head of the Chicago Police Board, the board confirmed Monday.

In her resignation letter, obtained by NBC 5, Lightfoot said she will “continue my efforts to be a passionate advocate for issues that are critical to uplifting the quality of life for all Chicagoans.”

Lightfoot was the point person for police reform following the shooting of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald. Her resignation comes days before sources say the former U.S. attorney is expected to announce her campaign for mayor, set to happen Thursday.


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