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How Chicago’s Mayor-Elect Won Without a ‘Tough-on-Crime’ Message

Chicago Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson’s political rise comes at a time when the national conversation on how to deal with crime is chock-full of tropes and misconceptions about Black communities. The 47-year-old Democrat and former social studies teacher provides not only hope, some residents say, but a rigorous, multipronged strategy for grappling with the issue. Even […]