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Chicago Is Seeking Its Own Jamie Dimon After Griffin’s Exit

  • Lightfoot is urging business leaders to be champions for city
  • Mayor has been meeting CEOs to discuss how to tackle crime
Lori Lightfoot
Lori LightfootPhotographer: Taylor Glascock/Bloomberg
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As Chicago struggles with rising crime and high-profile corporate departures, Mayor Lori Lightfoot has a message for business leaders: It’s time to be a cheerleader for their city. 

The Democratic mayor, seeking reelection this month, is urging executives who have “profited mightily” to tell their success stories, she said in an interview at Bloomberg’s office in Chicago. While New York has renowned business giants such as JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s Jamie Dimon, Lightfoot said her city has an opportunity for its leaders to promote its economic competitiveness and bolster its reputation.