Juan Gonzalez: Jesus “Chuy” Garcia and the Tale of Two Cities

Great piece on the Chicago mayoral race.

Diane Ravitch's blog

Juan Garcia, crack investigative reporter for The New York Daily News, interviewed Jesus “Chuy” Garcia about his race against Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

Emanuel had hoped to win a decisive victory, but Garcia forced him into a runoff.

Garcia’s theme echoes the winning theme of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio: Chicago has become “a tale of two cities.” A city where the rich and powerful prosper and become more rich and powerful, and a city where working people see their life prospects diminishing.

“People are feeling the effects of inequality in this city, and they don’t like it,” Garcia told me in an exclusive interview Tuesday.

“Rahm has run this city for the benefit of the select few, the high rollers, hedge fund managers, big developers,” he said, “and the people voted for change.”

The Chicago race has instantly turned into the next big test for the soul of…

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