Chicagoans in a sour mood as elections for mayor, governor near
Driven by fear of crime, just 9% say in the latest Chicago Index survey that the city is headed in the right direction.
I'm kinda shocked that the inheritance billionaire white man is the one who seems to actually displays empathy and competence in the job.
I'm going to vote for that one woman in my office who makes an extra pot of coffee every morning, I want that codified into law.
Lori is legitimately the worst mayor I’ve seen. She has set the city so far back in a short period of time.
For as much as people bitched about Rahm, at least he was capable of getting along with SOME people and making progress. This woman gets along with nobody. She has burned bridges and wants to rule with an iron fist. We’ve slid back so far with her steering the ship. It’s frustrating and embarrassing as a Chicagoan to watch.
Compound that with her championing Kim Foxx for re-election because of party commitments, recipe for fucking disaster. this 2 party system shit is so stupid.
Foxx won’t be on the Ballot… she ran in 2020 and got a 4 year term. Just so everyone knows
In comparison, Lightfoot makes Rahm look like an amazing mayor.
Honestly, fuck it, bring back Richard M. Daley. He at least had the foresight to create Millenium Park and make Chicago a tourist destination, so Chicago didn't end up like Cleveland.
As someone who regrettably voted for both Lori and Foxx last time, we need both of them out immediately. The city is suffering on so many levels because of their senseless decisions.
That’s it. I’m moving back home to run for mayor. Platform: jail Rahm, abolish the CPD, and nationalize sultan’s falafel.
I liked Rahm. Yes, he was not transparent with police brutality. However, he was very good at getting Federal funding since he had a lot of friends and government and was very seasoned politician: something a broke City like Chicago desperately needs. He funded the Chicago riverwalk, Red Line modernization project, renovated all the Brown Line stations, and renovated all the Blue Line stations.
Well, I still have lead water pipes, the cops never come when I call, and nobody knows what is going on with the schools. I blame Lori, come at me.
I guess I have a different definition of “near.” Governor election is in November and Mayor election is February of 2023. Yes I know there are primaries but this headline makes it sound like both elections are this spring.
Lori might not have been the best candidate at first, but I thought she was the most well rounded and I had a good feeling about her. She was handed a fucking pandemic and a ton of other problems and didn’t handle them properly. Her time is done
Me loving JB as governor kind of balances out my dislike for Lori. I really hope we can get a well spoken democrat to take her out.
I'm not sure I would say Pritzker is in trouble yet, but his path isn't looking anywhere near as downhill as it once did in 2020.
I voted for Preckwinkle, and I hope she runs again so I can vote for her again. I can’t say I predicted how bad shit would get under LL, but goddamn.
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Don’t forget that judges are going to be on the ballot and many of them need to go. The ones letting repeat offenders off with barely a slap on the wrist are why we are also in this problem.
Covid threw everything into such unnatural territory everywhere for 2 years now, that I almost forget what a fiscal mess IL and Chicago were in before the pandemic. That's what I want addressed, but it is all of state government and city government that seem unable to craft some sort of solution. We're dealing with fiscal issues that we have inherited from decisions made decades ago, and there seems to be no way out except a federal rescue. While the governor seems to have negotiation skills, the mayor does not, and politics is ultimately about cutting deals, in the end.