🎃 Good Tuesday morning. Today's Smart Brevity count: 1,371 words ... 5 minutes.

If you're in Chicago: Please join me tomorrow at 8 a.m. at the Merchandise Mart for conversations on criminal justice reform and other top issues in American cities.

  • I'll sit down with Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker ... Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx ... and Eddie Bocanegra of READI Chicago, a "violence interrupter" who brings the lessons of 14 years in prison to helping vulnerable people.
  • RSVP here.

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