Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago police leaders on Thursday announced a new citywide staffing structure they said would bolster coordination between patrol officers and detectives. Meanwhile, city leaders celebrated a legal victory against President Donald Trump in a case that has been litigated since 2017. The mayor dug in on her non-binding “housing solidarity pledge” as activists have demanded stronger tenant protections ahead of the May 1 rent deadline. And looking ahead to budget season, Lightfoot vowed to consider laying off city employees only as a “last, last, last resort.” 

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