Chicago mayor exchanged emails with lobbyist as city ethics board declined to enforce lobbying ban

CHICAGO — Months after a new law took effect banning elected public officials from lobbying Chicago City Hall, Mayor Lori Lightfoot exchanged emails with a lobbyist who would have been barred under the new standards had they been enforced, the Chicago Tribune has learned.Flossmoor trustee Gyata Kimmons emailed Lightfoot in August on behalf of Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, a real estate company he lobbies City Hall on behalf of with tenants at O’Hare International Airport, records show.The back-and-forth occurred months after Lightfoot introduced her own plan that would have rolled back part of th…

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