Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot posted a TikTook of her singing karaoke on Wednesday amid a citywide 37% improve in violent crime when in comparison with 2021.
Lightfoot made the TikTook to promote Chicago’s karaoke competitors, which runs till Nov. 6.
“It’s time to sing your hearts out, Chicago! Our karaoke competitors is beginning Sunday and can go till Nov. sixth. Now’s your time to shine,” the video caption on Lightfoot’s TikTook states.
The winner of the Chicago Sings Karaoke competitors will obtain a $5,000 prize.
Her video comes as the town is seeing a 37% improve in violent crime when in comparison with the identical time interval in 2021. To date, extra violent crime is being reported in Chicago in 2022 than yearly since 2018, in accordance with statistics from the Chicago Police Department.
The variety of motorized vehicle thefts to this point in 2022, when in comparison with the identical time interval in 2021, has gone up by 74%. The variety of thefts reported has elevated by 61%.However, different crimes, similar to homicide and aggravated battery, are down when in comparison with 2021.
Lightfoot unveiled her proposed City Hall funds on Monday, which incorporates a rise within the Chicago Police Department’s funds by $64 million, and can add 35 positions, in accordance with WTTW.
The improve can be used to “fund our consent decree obligations, in addition to alternative of the ageing car fleet, new applied sciences for @Chicago_Police & the division & the alternative of CPD helicopters,” Lightfoot mentioned in a tweet.