WBEZ Chicago: Chicago’s new City Council will be more diverse than ever. Here’s what that could mean.

By Tessa Weinberg, April 17, 2023

Johnson’s top priorities in his first year in office include a bevy of progressive policy goals, such as reinstating a Department of Environment, reopening shuttered mental health clinics, and passing “Treatment Not Trauma” and “Bring Chicago Home” plans — efforts that aim to send health professionals, and not police, to mental health calls and increase funding for homelessness prevention by raising a tax on the sale of high-end properties.