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RFI ED Alisa Kaplan pens op-ed supporting former IG Ferguson’s Re-Imagine Chicago initiative

In an op-ed for the Chicago Tribune, Reform for Illinois’ Executive Director Alisa Kaplan voices support for Re-Imagine Chicago, an initiative that aims to solve the persistent problems that Chicago faces, such as corruption and struggles with police oversight, by examining the city’s government and comparing it to other American cities.  In addition to wider governmental reforms, Kaplan supports Ald. Michele Smith’s new City Council ethics package that would hold elected officials and their campaigns to a higher ethical standard.  In the words of Alisa Kaplan, “systemic reform must be on the table. And to do it right, we need thorough, evidence-based research, wide-ranging partnerships that reflect Chicago’s diversity, and big doses of creativity and guts.”

Read the article here.


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