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Lightfoot Bets Phoenix Mayor The Chicago Sky Will Win Finals, Wagering Beer And South Side Treats

The Chicago Sky and Phoenix Mercury are battling for the WNBA Championship while their mayors duel for bragging rights and some of their cities' best goodies.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot (left) bet bet Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego that the Sky will will prevail in the five-game series to win their first championship.
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CHICAGO — The sky’s the limit in a good-natured, WNBA Finals bet between the mayors of Chicago and Phoenix.

As the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury in Game 1 of the Finals, Mayor Lori Lightfoot took to Twitter Sunday to bet Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego that the Sky will prevail in the five-game series to win their first championship.

On the line? A trifecta of treats from Chatham’s Brown Sugar Bakery, Bowmanville’s Half Acre Beer and Hyde Park’s Medici on 57th.

Credit: Colin Boyle/Block Club Chicago
Owner Stephanie Hart speaks next to a “Rainbow Sherbet” cake at Brown Sugar Bakery, 328 E. 75th St., on Aug. 12, 2021.

Game 2 is scheduled for Wednesday at the Footprint Center in Phoenix.

Gallego accepted Lightfoot’s bet, saying she’s “confident” her city’s team “will bring another championship home to Phoenix.” She matched Lightfoot’s wager with goods from Phoenix’s women-owned businesses.

Fans can watch the game live on ESPN and TSN2.

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