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Mayor 2023

Mayor 2023
Mayor 2023

Brandon Johnson And All 50 Alderpeople Will Be Inaugurated Monday. Here’s How You Can Watch

Johnson, alderpeople and the city's clerk and treasurer will take their oaths of office Monday morning. The ceremony will be livestreamed.


Here’s How You Can Get Tickets To Brandon Johnson’s Inauguration

Tickets are free and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can reserve them online.


Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson’s Win Reflects Local And National Shifts On Education

Johnson brings a teachers union-friendly perspective that rejects many of the education ideas that once dominated Democratic politics and defined former CPS CEO Paul Vallas’ career.


How Grassroots Organizing Fueled Brandon Johnson’s Victory: ‘It Was 100-Percent People Power’

Beyond Johnson's big endorsements were a few thousand clipboard-toting volunteers and organizers talking to everyday Chicagoans on sidewalks and front porches about his platform.

Logan Square, Humboldt Park, Avondale

Will ShotSpotter Stay? Mayor-Elect Says ‘Better Ways’ To Spend Money But Stops Short Of Pledging To Dump It

In an interview with Block Club, Brandon Johnson also discussed CTA's leadership and his plans for police.


Meet The Trio Behind The Satirical ‘Paul Vallas Hates House Music’ Song

Al Scorch, Charlie Malave and Hawk Coleman recorded the house music track in 40 minutes. After a tense election, they hope it inspires people to get up and dance, they said.


Survey Shows Chicagoans Concerned About Crime Support More Holistic Approach To Fighting Violence

A slim majority of voters in a pre-election survey said they preferred violence prevention measures to harsher sentences and more police.


Q&A: Chicago’s Mayor-Elect Brandon Johnson On How Being A Public School Parent Will Guide Him

Johnson will be the first mayor in recent memory with children in Chicago Public Schools and the last to have control of the school system before it transitions to an elected school board. 


Brandon Johnson Will Be The First West Side Mayor In 90 Years, Giving Locals Hope

Austin residents are thrilled to see one of their own elected to lead Chicago, while acknowledging there are challenges ahead. "He represents hope to the residents that have lived through the struggles."

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Brandon Johnson Stakes Claim As Most Progressive Chicago Mayor In A Generation

Johnson's victory accompanies a significant political shakeup at City Hall that includes an expansion of City Council's most liberal flank.


MAP: Here’s How Your Neighborhood Voted In the 2023 Chicago Mayoral Election

Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson saw his support grow tremendously between the Feb. 28 election and Tuesday night's victory.


Chicago Mayor’s Race Would Come Down To A Coin Flip If Johnson, Vallas Tie

It could take weeks for Chicago's mayor's race to be decided.


Brandon Johnson Wins Chicago Mayor’s Race

The race revealed a deeply divided Chicago, with Johnson promoting progressive policies while Vallas focused on primarily on crime and policing.


Johnson And Vallas Talk Term Limits, Trump’s Indictment In Final Mayoral Forum

The final forum for the two candidates saw them debate if they'll keep on Chicago's health commissioner and how they'll tackle the CTA's service issues.


Election Day ‘Get-Out-The-Vote’ Efforts Could Be Deciding Factor In Nail-Biter Mayor’s Race, Experts Say

Turnout is expected to rise somewhat Tuesday as more people are driven by close races and polarizing visions for the city's future.


Bernie Sanders Stumps For Brandon Johnson At Get-Out-The-Vote Rally As Mayoral Race Enters Final Stretch

Sanders and other progressives urged Chicagoans to vote for Johnson as polls show a close race between him and former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas. The election is Tuesday.


Chicago Schools Are At A Crossroads. The New Mayor Will Determine The District’s Next Steps

The next mayor will transition the city school board into elected oversight and shape how more than 300,000 students are educated — after three years of pandemic disruption and decades of inequity.


Johnson And Vallas Say They’ll ‘Phase Out’ Speed Cameras In Final Televised Debate Before Election

Both candidates reiterated pledges to eliminate the cameras, which fine Chicago drivers going 6 mph above the speed limit.


Paul Vallas Vows To Fire CTA Boss, Doubles Down On Plan To Bring Back Retired Cops In Block Club Interview

Vallas has said he'd replace the CTA's private security force with a dedicated unit of police officers to bring back ridership, which dropped dramatically during the pandemic.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

As Brandon Johnson And Paul Vallas Court LGBTQ Voters, Community Leaders Split On Their Pick For Mayor

The candidates have detailed ideas for public safety, social services and business support for LGBTQ Chicagoans and communities. Both have had to defend their records amid controversies.

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