Former CPS CEO Paul Vallas running for mayor of Chicago

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CHICAGO — Another high-profile candidate is entering the race to be mayor of Chicago.

Paul Vallas, the former CEO of Chicago Public Schools said he is joining the mayoral race.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Vallas will formally file his official mayoral bid on Monday.

Vallas first rose to prominence working on the city budget under former Mayor Richard M. Daley.

He joins a growing crowd of mayoral challengers that includes current Mayor Rahm Emanuel, former top cop Garry McCarthy, businessman Willie Wilson, and educator Troy LaRaviere.

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