Mayor Lori Lightfoot pounces on challenger Paul Vallas during punchy women’s forum
Mayor Lori Lightfoot departs after speaking about the Anjanette Young raid, Dec. 21, 2020, at City Hall. - Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS

CHICAGO — Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot mixed it up with her challengers Saturday over abortion rights, anti-violence funding and economic development at a punchy candidate forum. The mayor used a question at the Chicago Women Take Action forum about Roe v. Wade being overturned last year as an opportunity to attack former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas and Ald. Sophia King. Recalling the days after the Supreme Court’s draft decision in the Dobbs case leaked, Lightfoot lambasted Vallas for not releasing a statement in the immediate aftermath. “Remember how you felt when you heard about ...