Garry McCarthy’s Statement on Reinvesting in Chicago’s Neighborhood Schools

I’m a proud product of neighborhood public schools. I learned from dedicated public school teachers and was raised in a family that always believed a solid education was the key to a brighter future, a good job and realizing the American Dream.  But that Dream in Chicago is at-risk now more than ever due to corrupt and dishonest politicians armed…

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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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