Mayor Lightfoot Rips Lawsuit Alleging Offensive Comments

Mayor Lightfoot is reacting to a lawsuit accusing her of berating Park District lawyers using profane and derogatory language. She released a statement today claiming the legal action is without merit. The mayor added that she has never and never will harbor any animus against Italians or Italian Americans. The statement comes a day after a report of a lawsuit brought by former Park District attorney George Smyrniotis against the city.