Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot has chosen a rainbow team to lead the City Council that includes Ald. Scott Waguespack (32nd) as Finance Committee chairman, Ald. Pat Dowell (3rd) as Budget chairman and Tom Tunney (44th) as Zoning chairman and Gilbert Villegas (36th) as floor leader and Economic Development chair.
Sources said ousted Budget Committee Chairman Carrie Austin was notified of her ouster during a personal phone call with Lightfoot that included a discussion of her hiring practices.
On Friday, Austin acknowledged having hired relatives on her committee payroll to serve as interns but made no apologies for it.