Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Ex-police board president running for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO (AP) — The former president of the Chicago Police Board is the latest person to announce a 2019 challenge to Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Lori Lightfoot on Thursday called for "a new progressive course" for Chicago marked by "equity and inclusion." She pledged to continue pushing for reforms to the police department and for an elected school board.

Emanuel named Lightfoot to lead the police board, a civilian oversight agency, in 2015. The former federal prosecutor also led a task force that recommended sweeping changes to the department following the release of dashcam video showing a white police officer fatally shooting a black teenager. Lightfoot resigned from the police board on Monday.

If elected she would be Chicago's first openly gay mayor and the first African-American woman to hold the office.

Emanuel's campaign spokesman Pete Giangreco says the mayor "is focused on the best path forward for Chicago."

Loading more