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Aldermen Block Lightfoot’s Plan for COVID-19 Relief Funds

Clip: 02/24/2021 | 6m 13s

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Aldermen blocked a Wednesday vote on Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s plan to spend federal COVID-19 relief funds, prompting the mayor to utter an expletive caught on a hot mic during the meeting -- and it wasn’t the first time for that. WTTW News reporter Heather Cherone has details.

Aired: 02/24/21 | Rating: NR

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