Democratic Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot received an offensive reception from fans on Thursday as they appeared for the home opener of the Chicago White Sox at the rate guaranteed.
Pritzker and Lightfoot were greeted with cheers as they walked onto the pitch before the first pitch.The Chicago Sun-Times reporter noted that Democrats attracted more boos as they entered the field. The opponent of the White Sox team is the Kansas City Royals.
Approximately 9,000 fans are scheduled to attend the first home game of the 2021 season.White Sox’s attendance of home games is capped at 22% capacity to comply with restrictions related to coronavirus.
Lightfoot, who has served as mayor of Chicago since 2019, is a White Sox season ticket holder.She was also booed while attending the crosstown Chicago Cubs’ open home at Wrigley Field last week.
Lightfoot faced criticism from both sides of the aisle during her tenure. In a recent column, the Chicago Tribune noted that the mayor. “Important campaign promises have not yet been met” such as a pledge to pursue an elected school board.
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As with Democrats in other states, Pritzker has faced criticism for imposing severe restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. The governor defends handling of the crisis while revealing the state budget proposal in February.
“All this is for the pursuit of one goal and one goal – save as many lives as possible,” said Pritzker, according to the Chicago Tribune.