Column: Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot walks loudly but carries no stick

by John Kass | © 2021 John Kass

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is often portrayed in national media as a strong liberal Democratic avatar eager to do rhetorical battle with Republicans.

But talk isn’t power. Talk is talk. Only power is power.

And now, two years before the end of her term, she’s seen as weak by many of her fellow Democrats who run the failing blue state of Illinois. They don’t love her. They don’t help her. They work against her because they don’t fear her.