Brandon Johnson in black suit behind podium with U.S. flag in background
Mayor Brandon Johnson speaks during a news conference after presiding over a Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall on March 20, 2024. Anthony Vazquez / Chicago Sun-Times
Brandon Johnson in black suit behind podium with U.S. flag in background
Mayor Brandon Johnson speaks during a news conference after presiding over a Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall on March 20, 2024. Anthony Vazquez / Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is marking one year in office. He’s made substantial headway on his progressive to-do list, including phasing out subminimum wage for tipped workers, passing the most generous paid leave policy in the country, and laying the groundwork to open two of the city’s closed mental health clinics. However, his strained relationship with some members of city council, his struggles in handling the migrant crisis, and his endorsement of the Chicago Bears’ new stadium have left some Chicago residents concerned.

Reset hears highlights, missteps, and the mayor’s own reflections from his first year in office.

GUESTS: Mariah Woelfel, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

Brandon Johnson in black suit behind podium with U.S. flag in background
Mayor Brandon Johnson speaks during a news conference after presiding over a Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall on March 20, 2024. Anthony Vazquez / Chicago Sun-Times
Brandon Johnson in black suit behind podium with U.S. flag in background
Mayor Brandon Johnson speaks during a news conference after presiding over a Chicago City Council meeting at City Hall on March 20, 2024. Anthony Vazquez / Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson is marking one year in office. He’s made substantial headway on his progressive to-do list, including phasing out subminimum wage for tipped workers, passing the most generous paid leave policy in the country, and laying the groundwork to open two of the city’s closed mental health clinics. However, his strained relationship with some members of city council, his struggles in handling the migrant crisis, and his endorsement of the Chicago Bears’ new stadium have left some Chicago residents concerned.

Reset hears highlights, missteps, and the mayor’s own reflections from his first year in office.

GUESTS: Mariah Woelfel, WBEZ city government and politics reporter

Tessa Weinberg, WBEZ city government and politics reporter