Chicago Tribune: Mayoral candidates sound off on CTA, crime: ‘I am … pissed off that buses are dirty’

By Gregory PrattAlice Yin and A.D. Quig, February 8, 2023

Three 2023 mayoral candidates sit behind microphones, Lightfoot sits center in focus with Vallas on her left and Garcia on her right.

Chicago mayoral candidates spoke out about dirty trains, late buses and low homicide clearance rates in the Police Department during the latest debate as Mayor Lori Lightfoot defended her record.

The latest mayoral forum, moderated by WBEZ Reset host Sasha-Ann Simons, largely focused on public safety, transportation and education. U.S. Rep. Jesús “Chuy” García, state Rep. Kambium “Kam” Buckner, former Chicago Public Schools CEO Paul Vallas and Ald. Sophia King shared the stage with Lightfoot, while the remaining four candidates are expected to participate in a second event Thursday.