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‘You brought chaos’: Mayor Lightfoot defends record against challengers ‘Chuy’ García and Brandon Johnson

Posted on AllSides February 7th, 2023
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Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot launched a blistering series of attacks on two of her top challengers Monday, accusing Cook County Commissioner Brandon Johnson and his allies in the teachers union of bringing “chaos” to Chicago schools during her first term and re-upping assertions that U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García is a false reformer whose ties to indicted former House Speaker Michael Madigan undermine his claims he’ll be an independent mayor.

The challengers responded by ripping the mayor for letting crime in Chicago run rampant, breaking key campaign promises and being a...

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