Alderman Michele Smith (43rd Ward) on the city’s ethics: “It’s great that there’s the impetus for change now” in Chicago

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Illinois House Speaker Mike Madigan talks to the media during an interview for the Democratic candidate for Illinois lieutenant governor in Chicago, Saturday, March 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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The first time an Ethics Oversight Committee has existed in Chicago, its chair, Alderman Michele Smith (43rd Ward) joins John Williams to explain the lobbying ban for private interests of elected officials in Illinois. And, Alderman Smith tells John why she resonates with Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s abrupt dismissal of CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

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