Paul Vallas

Paul Vallas: Let’s Bring Back Proactive Policing

Andrea Darlas, in for John Howell, is joined by Paul Vallas. They discuss the mayor’s claims that the CPD Officers are not overworked and how CPD’s work schedule has changed to lengthen days while eliminating holidays and days off. They also discuss the new “foot pursuit policy” and how that is affecting the police force.
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Former CPS chief Paul Vallas joins the race for Chicago’s mayor

The race for Chicago’s next mayor is still almost a year away but the list of potential contenders continues to grow. Former Chicago Public Schools chief Paul Vallas is the latest to announce his bid for the position. Reset learns more about why he’s running, and how the race...

Paul Vallas Announces Plans To Make A Second Run For Chicago Mayor

CHICAGO — Paul Vallas tossed his name in the increasingly crowded mayoral race Wednesday. The former Chicago Public Schools chief made his rumored run for mayor official with a YouTube video that said a great city can fall when "people in power are too incompetent, combatant or corrupt" to tackle its troubles.

Paul Vallas enters the race for Chicago mayor

The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools also ran for the position in 2019. Vallas joined John Howell to discuss the difference in his campaign this time around and whether or not he feels Lori Lightfoot is vulnerable. Catch the full interview on the John Howell podcast page.

Paul Vallas enters the mix for mayor

This Memorial Day weekend was the most violent of Mayor Lori Lightfoot's term, and her 2023 mayoral challengers are letting us know about it. Driving the news: Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas will formally announce his mayoral candidacy today. Context: Vallas, who ran for mayor in 2019 and...

Paul Vallas enters race for mayor, former CPS chief declares "Chicago is burning"

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Declaring "Chicago is burning," former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas announced Wednesday he is making his second bid for mayor, blasting incumbent Lori Lightfoot's handling of crime, education, taxes, and more."Chicago Public Schools aren't putting students first. Lead in our water is poisoning children. Sky-high property taxes are driving people out of their homes. Violent crime is rampant. Chicago is burning," Vallas said in a campaign announcement on YouTube. "When the people in power are too incompetent, combatant, or corrupt to tackle these challenges, that's how a great city can fall."Vallas, who endorsed Lightfoot in the 2019...

Paul Vallas enters Chicago mayor’s race; former CPS head says Lightfoot ‘has proven incapable of dealing with these crises’

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas is running for mayor, he announced Wednesday. The longtime Chicagoan has been well-known in government circles since the 1990s, when Mayor Richard M. Daley selected him as budget director and then schools chief. Vallas later ran schools in Philadelphia and New Orleans. In 2019, he ran for mayor but finished a distant ninth and has since emerged as ...

The Chicago Way w/John Kass: Mayoral candidate Paul Vallas has a plan to save Chicago from itself

The Chicago Way w/John Kass (06/01/2022): John Kass & Jeff Carlin are joined by newly-announced candidate for mayor, the former CEO of the Chicago Public Schools (1995-2001), Paul Vallas. Touting his experience in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Paul lays out his plan to fix Chicago’s ‘man-made storms’ of public safety, finances, and education. Check out more Kasso at

Paul Vallas Announces 2023 Run for Chicago Mayor

Former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas announced Wednesday that he will run for mayor of Chicago in 2023. "Chicagoans from every corner of the city have encouraged, and more recently, urged me to run for mayor. It goes without saying that there is deep concern for the state of our city and its future as violent crime escalates, a broken school system fails students and their parents, and a runaway budget sets residents up for higher property taxes and diminished services,' Vallas said in a statement.

Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas throws hat into Chicago mayoral race

CHICAGO - Former Chicago Public Schools head Paul Vallas announced Wednesday he will be entering the race to become Chicago's next mayor. Vallas, 69, joins a handful of hopefuls looking to unseat Mayor Lori Lightfoot during the Feb. 28, 2023 election. In a statement Wednesday, Vallas condemned the city's "runaway...

Paul Vallas Is Running For Mayor Again

CHICAGO — Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas is running for mayor of Chicago, hoping to oust Mayor Lori Lightfoot from City Hall in 2023. Vallas, who also served as the city’s budget director under Mayor Richard M. Daley, announced his candidacy via press release Wednesday. He unsuccessfully ran against Lightfoot and a crowd of other mayoral hopefuls in 2019 after former Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced he was stepping down.