November 30, 2021

Senator Dick Durbin Hosts Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot At Illinois Congressional Delegation Reception

Leaders will discuss ways to work together on behalf of Chicago residents

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) will host a reception with the Illinois Congressional delegation this evening with special guest Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot (D-IL) as part of her trip to Washington D.C. The meeting will include a discussion on how to maximize the city’s new federal investments that will go towards Chicago’s equitable COVID response, infrastructure, and across Chicago’s 77 neighborhoods. The Illinois Congressional delegation and Mayor Lightfoot are committed to securing federal investments to ensure communities in Chicago and across Illinois continue to thrive. 

"This historic moment presents an opportunity to commit to intentional investments in our communities that will foster economic opportunity for generations to come," said Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot. "Chicago's Recovery Plan aligns with the Biden Administration's vision for an equitable, comprehensive pandemic response and investments that move us boldly into the future. I look forward to working with the delegation to maximize these investments for our city's residents."   

“Our government is at its best when our leaders come together to share our perspectives and find creative solutions,” said Senator Durbin. “I’m pleased to host Mayor Lightfoot and the Illinois Congressional delegation this evening to discuss our shared priorities for Illinois and how to deliver the best possible outcomes for our constituents.”