Minutes before the Chicago City Council approved Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s $11.6 billion budget, Finance Committee Chairman Scott Waguespack (32nd) rose to assure his colleagues there would be no political retaliation.
“Whether you vote for or against this budget, you have no fear in your choice,” Waguespack said.
That guarantee apparently is not entirely true — at least not when it comes to attempting to incite a voter backlash.
The political action committee Lightfoot created to scare off opponents of her ambitious legislative agenda is swinging into action — by filling the inboxes of aldermen who opposed her 2020 budget.
Days after a who’s-who of women in politics and government jammed a fundraiser for “Light PAC,” a chicagobudgetvotes.com website was created that opens with the question, “How did your alderman vote?”