Chicago’s two mayoral candidates, Paul Vallas and Brandon Johnson, engaged in a heated debate during the latest forum.
The candidates, who have drastically different strategies on handling issues such as crime, public schools, tent cities, and mental health care, clashed during the forum.
Vallas accused Johnson of proposing to defund the police and raising taxes by $800 million, while Johnson accused Vallas of failing to offer any real budget plans for generating revenue to save lives.
One of the most pressing issues for Chicagoans is reducing crime, and while Vallas wants to reinvest in the Chicago Police to provide immediate assistance, Johnson wants to train and promote 200 detectives while focusing heavily on sending social workers to de-escalate crimes.
The election is in a little more than two weeks, and early voting begins on Monday.
FOX 32 is hosting a roundtable discussion with the candidates on March 22nd at 6 p.m.