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, under this mayor, we’re awash in higher taxes, corruption, school closings and violent crime. We don’t have to live like this. Chicago doesn’t have to live like this,” he said. Read full story