Members of the Chicago City Council have been more willing to oppose Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s agenda than they were to stand in the way of her predecessors, but the heightened opposition has so far done nothing to stymie her agenda.

That was the conclusion of the latest “rubber stamp report” report released this week by University of Illinois at Chicago professor Dick Simpson, a former alderman and chronicler of Chicago history who has spent more than a decade keeping tabs on aldermen’s voting records. The report was co-authored by PhD candidate Marco Rosaire Rossi and author Thomas J. Gradel.

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