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Mayor Brandon Johnson's first year in office

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson responds to a question in his City Hall office during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. The rookie mayor’s bumpy first year has been a test of his progressive credentials. He’s navigated an evolving migrant crisis, budget gaps, persistent crime and a troubled transit system to name a few. While there have been wins for workers and social services, he’s struggled with businesses, police and fellow Democrats.

Charles Rex Arbogast

Mayor Brandon Johnson's first year in office

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson responds to a question in his City Hall office during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. The rookie mayor’s bumpy first year has been a test of his progressive credentials. He’s navigated an evolving migrant crisis, budget gaps, persistent crime and a troubled transit system to name a few. While there have been wins for workers and social services, he’s struggled with businesses, police and fellow Democrats.

Charles Rex Arbogast

WBEZ’s Weekly News Recap, May 17, 2024: Brandon Johnson’s first year, Trump Tower’s tax troubles and more

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Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson responds to a question in his City Hall office during an interview with The Associated Press in Chicago. The rookie mayor’s bumpy first year has been a test of his progressive credentials. He’s navigated an evolving migrant crisis, budget gaps, persistent crime and a troubled transit system to name a few. While there have been wins for workers and social services, he’s struggled with businesses, police and fellow Democrats.

Charles Rex Arbogast

   

The news cycle in Chicago this week ran the gamut: from Brandon Johnson’s first year in office, to the IRS audit of Trump Chicago Tower, to a former West Side hospital executive being charged with embezzlement.

Reset breaks down these stories and much more with a panel of journalists.

GUESTS: David Greising, president, Better Government Association

Nick Blumberg, WTTW News correspondent

Tessa Weinberg, city government and politics reporter for WBEZ

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