Chicago mayor's texts with Illinois governor, state leaders show tension over COVID, pensions, media coverage
J.B. Pritzker at times responded to texts from Mayor Lori Lightfoot, shown Dec. 20, 2021, by saying they should discuss matters over the phone. - E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had a funny response when former Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown suggested Lightfoot run for governor someday. “You must not like me if you want to send me to Springfield,” Lightfoot said in a text, obtained by the Chicago Tribune in response to a series of open records requests. Lightfoot isn’t the first mayor of Chicago who isn’t a big fan of the state’s capital, but dealing with the Illinois legislature and governor is a key part of the job that has at times been a challenge for the mayor. The Chicago Tribune obtained more than 2 1/2 year...