Former Chicago Police Board President Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle were the top two vote-getters among a 14-candidate field for Chicago mayor on Feb. 26. They face each other in a runoff on April 2.
One major issue where the candidates’ positions differ is ethics reform.
Candidates leading up to the general election frequently debated three areas of reform: term limits, prohibitions on outside employment for city officials, and aldermanic privilege (power over zoning, licensing, and permitting in their wards).
Lightfoot and Preckwinkle hold different positions on all three.
Each week until the runoff, we’ll compare and contrast candidates’ positions on a major policy issue in The Deep Dish, Ballotpedia’s weekly newsletter on Chicago’s elections. To see where Lightfoot and Preckwinkle stand on ethics reform, check out this week’s edition. For more positions each week along with the latest news, subscribe to The Deep Dish.