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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is proposing a city ordinance giving herself a raise

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is proposing a city ordinance giving herself a raise

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday, he proposed a decree to the mayor’s office increasing annual inflation to 5%.

Lightfoot currently receives an annual salary of $209,915, an amount that will increase to $216,210 effective May 22, 2023, according to the ordinance. The proposal would allow the mayor’s salary to be increased by up to 5% each year, with the condition that the mayor can waive the increase.

The proposed raise comes as Lightfoot has faced a barrage of criticism over her handling of violent crime in her city, which increased by 37% compared to 2021.

The number of motor vehicle thefts so far in 2022 has increased by 74% compared to the same period in 2021.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has faced a barrage of criticism for her city's handling of violent crime.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has faced a barrage of criticism for her city’s handling of violent crime.
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Rising crime and homelessness have prompted several major companies to flee the Windy City. Tyson Foods announced its departure from Chicago on October 10. Instead, the company is going to Arkansas.

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Director of McDonald’s Chris Kempczinski also took shots at the city during a speech in September.

“We have violent crime happening in our restaurants … we see homelessness issues in our restaurants. We have drug overdoses happening in our restaurants,” Kempczinski said at the time. “So we see in our restaurants, every day, what is happening in society as a whole.”

Chicago police officers secure a crime scene after a shooting at the CTA Red Line station at 79th Street on August 8, 2022.

Chicago police officers secure a crime scene after a shooting at the CTA Red Line station at 79th Street on August 8, 2022.

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Mayor Lightfoot’s office did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.





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