“will you just end up with Rahm version 2.0, or will you get some person on some law-and-order campaign?”
I suspect the problems in Chicago are structural. The primary problem is they are spending the bulk of their money on things that will never bring down crime. Those are too many bureaucrats, too high salaries and too many benefits. The costs of those are well past the point where ordinary taxation can sustain them and the city has run on borrowed money that may never get repaid for more than a decade. Given that, they have no maneuver room to change anything. Even if you elected conservatives, they would have no possibility of changing the basic structure that has been in power since the fifties. There is little or no possibility of undoing what has been done to wreck Chicago. It would take total bankruptcy and a judge to come in and run the entire city and restructure the government, the taxation and waive away the unpayable debt. Won’t happen. Things will continue more or less the way they are for the foreseeable future.
Surround him with massive security and protection and let him fire every rotten, anti-American son of a bitch in every department.
Screw the results of no one in any office.
It won't last long and how could no one in charge be any different that the ones NOT DOING ANYTHING ANYWAY ?
We have been given a miracle example in President Trump and if my experience with Chicago-ans is any indication, there are some tough SOB's that want the job to clean up their city.
JUST DO IT !