Members of City Council clashed with the mayor and voted down her appointment to lead the city’s education committee.
Johnson joins a crowded field of candidates looking to unseat Mayor Lori Lightfoot, and has the backing of some progressive groups including the Chicago Teachers Union.
As a CTU staffer mulls a mayoral run, and hopefuls vie for the union’s nod, questions swirl about the CTU’s ability to unseat Lori Lightfoot.
Nearly a fifth of Chicago aldermen elected in 2019 aren’t planning to run for reelection next year.
King declared her candidacy for mayor the same way Lightfoot launched her uphill battle for a second term: by releasing a carefully-crafted campaign video.
Buckner is running for Chicago mayor and has touted his time on the nonprofit. But an analysis shows the WSC dissolved under his watch.
Green is trying again to bring an “end to her mayorship” — by joining the growing field of candidates seeking to turn Lightfoot into a one-termer.
In a video campaign launch, Lightfoot embraces headlines about her anger and “taking things personally,” saying she’s had to fight to be heard.
Ald. Roderick Sawyer’s father, Eugene Sawyer, was mayor in the late 1980s. Roderick Sawyer is the fifth candidate seeking to deny Mayor Lori Lightfoot a second term.
Vallas finished ninth of 14 candidates in 2019 and says he’s running this time on improving public safety, expanding school choice and fixing the city’s finances.