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Paul Vallas Or Brandon Johnson Will Be Chicago’s Next Mayor. Where Do They Stand On The Issues?

The candidates have laid out radically different plans to combat crime, improve public school performance and bring in new city revenue. The runoff election is April 4.


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Live Mayoral Candidate Interviews

Tune in to our live interview series with the candidates vying for Chicago’s top job: mayor. Our interviews will be hosted by Tribune contributing columnist and ABC7 political analyst Laura Washington. Click here to learn more.

Recent interview:

Brandon Johnson

March 15: ReadWatchListen

County Commissioner Brandon Johnson is a Chicago Teachers Union organizer and middle school teacher who has pushed for more investment into health care, restorative justice and job creation.

First interview: ReadWatchListen

Recent interview:

Paul Vallas

Coming March 27. RSVP here.

A former CPS CEO, Paul Vallas has spent most of his career working in education, although he has centered public safety and crime reduction in his current mayoral campaign.

First interview: ReadWatchListen

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