A state bill that would create a process for Chicago's mayor to be recalled has the backing of Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan.
The public should have the ability to recall any elected representative, including Chicago's mayor and the Illinois Attorney General, Madigan argues.
Last week, state Rep. LaShawn Ford (D-Chicago) introduced legislation allowing for a recall election against Chicago's mayor. The measure was introduced the same day Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel issued an apology for the fatal police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald in a special Wednesday meeting of the city council.
The recall legislation was prompted by furor over the city's handling of the McDonald case and calls from protesters demanding Emanuel's resignation.
Earlier this month, Madigan requested a federal investigation into the Chicago Police Department in light of the McDonald shooting. Justice Department officials have since launched a civil rights probe into the CPD's practices.