McCarthy Launches Plan for Honesty and Transparency in Chicago Government

June 20, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE McCarthy Launches Plan for Honesty and Transparency in Chicago Government CHICAGO – Chicago mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy laid out his plan today for honesty and transparency in Chicago’s government. McCarthy offered his sensible and voter-friendly plan, outside the 5th floor office of the current mayor Rahm Emanuel. McCarthy accused Emanuel of running…

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Garry Announces Press Conference at City Hall and Calls for an Open and Honest Government

June 19, 2018                                                                       For Immediate Release                                                                             MEDIA ADVISORY McCarthy Campaign Pledges an Open and Honest Government According to McCarthy- “We must do better and we will do better” Chicago – In the second installment of the rollout of his issues and policies messages, Chicago mayoral candidate Garry McCarthy pledges to return open and honest government back to the people. Using…

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Chicago First Responders Football Championship

Chicago's emergency personnel honored two fallen members with the annual First Responders Bowl on Saturday.There was no lack of passion on the field at Brother Rice High School as the Chicago Police Department's "Enforcers" faced off against the Fire Department's "Blaze."The annual event, now in its eighth year, is meant to raise money for charity while honor each other's dedication…

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McCarthy proposes ‘partially elected’ CPS board to counter ‘bullying mayor’

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.” McCarthy also wants to call a halt to school closings, end “per-pupil funding formulas” and distribute education dollars “more equitably … based on student needs.” Currently, CPS allocates a fixed amount of money for every…

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Editorial: Why this Chicago mayoral election could be Emanuel’s toughest yet

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 election tossed him off the ballot. It took an emergency intervention from the Illinois Supreme Court to reinstate him. In 2015, facing criticism of his public style, he donned a sweater to convince Chicagoans that…

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‘Too Important’: McCarthy’s Wife Talks Being Thrust Into Chicago Politics

Chicago attorney Kristin Barnette says she never went looking for politics. But even after she married Garry McCarthy in 2014 — then superintendent of the Chicago Police Department and now a candidate for mayor — she wasn’t quite keen on the idea of her husband seeking elected office. “I think for a while I tried to ignore it,” Barnette told…

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Community reacts to former CPD Supt. Garry McCarthy’s mayoral announcement

Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy announced his run for mayor on Thursday, and community leaders are already reacting. The former Chicago police superintendent will be challenging the man who fired him, Mayor Rahm Emanuel. After months of speculation, McCarthy made it official in a video announcement Wednesday, critiquing his former boss. "That's why it's so painful to see that,…

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