Paul Vallas earned the nickname “Dr. Yes” during his days as city revenue director, budget director and Chicago Public Schools CEO under former Mayor Richard M. Daley.
“He said ‘yes’ to anything anybody ever asked for,” then found a way to pay for it, a former colleague said.
Now, Dr. Yes is poised to ask Chicago voters to say “yes” to his candidacy for mayor in a campaign against embattled incumbent Rahm Emanuel that’s just over one year away.
By Fran Spielman
February 4, 2018