Lightfoot: No plans to change city holiday of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day

Mar 01, 2020 302

BY: Fran Spielman and Nader Issa

Mayor Lori Lightfoot said Friday she has no plans to duplicate at the city level what her handpicked school board just did, pleasing Native Americans and infuriating some Italian Americans. That is, replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day.

“I do think we’ve got a lot more to do to make sure that we are aware and sensitive of the history but I absolutely have no plans to support any elimination of Columbus Day at the city level,” the mayor said at an unrelated news conference after unveiling her plan to bolster CTA security.

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