Chicago Mayor Lightfoot sings TikTok karaoke amid crime walk

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Wednesday posted a TikTok of her singing karaoke amid a 37% citywide increase in violent crime compared to 2021.

Lightfoot created TikTok to promote Chicago’s karaoke contest, which runs through November 6th.

“It’s time to sing your heart out, Chicago! Our karaoke competition starts on Sunday and runs until November 6th. Now’s your time to shine,” read the video caption on Lightfoot’s TikTok.

The winner of the Chicago Sings Karaoke Contest will receive a $5,000 prize.

Her video comes as the city sees a 37% increase in violent crime compared to the same period in 2021. To date, more violent crimes will be reported in Chicago in 2022 than any year since 2018, according to Chicago Police Station statistics.

The number of vehicle thefts to date in 2022 has increased by 74% compared to the same period in 2021. The number of reported thefts has increased by 61%.

However, other crimes such as murder and aggravated assault have declined compared to 2021.

Lightfoot unveiled its proposed City Hall budget Monday, which includes a $64 million increase in the Chicago Police Department’s budget and will add 35 jobs, according to WTTW.

The increase will be used to “fund our consent regulation obligations as well as replacement of aging vehicle fleet, new technology for @Chicago_Police and the Department, and replacement of CPD helicopters,” Lightfoot said in a tweet. Chicago Mayor Lightfoot sings TikTok karaoke amid crime walk


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