Agudath Israel of Illinois congratulates Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot on her recent victory in Chicago’s mayoral runoff election. As part of Agudath Israel’s advocacy and outreach efforts, both candidates were invited to meet with our organization. Last Monday, April 1, in a visit organized by Agudath Israel, Ms. Lightfoot met with Jewish community leaders to discuss various issues of concern to the community. She demonstrated a keen understanding of the issues and a desire to work with Agudath Israel on addressing them. Also in attendance was Alderman Debra Silverstein (50th Ward). The Mayor-elect pledged to keep open a direct line of communication and to continue cultivating a strong working relationship. Agudath Israel looks forward to working with her and her administration for the benefit of Chicago’s Jewish community and all the residents of the City of Chicago.