“I am called to this challenge because if I look away, I am denying a part of myself, a part of my story, my history,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said. [Hannah Alani/Block Club Chicago]

 Mayor Lori Lightfoot vowed Friday to end “poverty in Chicago in a generation,” saying that government must act boldly to undo the policies it created that force tens of thousands of Chicagoans to struggle daily to find food, clothing and shelter.

“Poverty is killing us,” Lightfoot said. “Literally and figuratively killing us. All of us.”

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