Chicago needs new leadership and a new direction – to combat crime, strengthen our schools, rein in the budget, and make our city a hub for innovation and new business once again. It’s why we’ve joined together as concerned citizens to promote the former Superintendent of the Chicago Police Department, Garry McCarthy, who’s running for Mayor of Chicago.
While Chicago faces a myriad of issues, there are three major categories that must be addressed by the next mayor:
These problems are complicated and inexorably intertwined. Each affects the other and must be addressed holistically to re-establish a healthy city. Crime is driving people out of Chicago. This is reducing our tax base, increasing taxes for those left behind. Lower revenue has resulted in school closings and social service cuts in the neighborhoods most impacted by crime. This vicious cycle results in even more crime, and, under this Mayor, continues unabated.
Chicago deserves better, Chicago needs Garry.
Mayoral challenger Garry McCarthy is proposing a “partially elected, partially appointed” school board to dilute the power of a bureaucracy manipulated by a “bullying mayor.”
When he first ran for Chicago mayor, Rahm Emanuel’s greatest obstacle was his residency status. An appellate court ruling four weeks before the February 2011
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