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Gery Chico

Gery Chico
Attorney Gery Chico was a candidate for mayor of Chicago in 2011, finishing second in the election. Past positions include Chairman of Chicago City Colleges (2010); President of Chicago Park District (2007-2010); Commissioner, Public Building Commission as park district president; President of Chicago Public Schools (1995-2001); Chief of staff to Mayor Richard Daley (1992-1995); founding partner at Chico & Nunes law firm (2004 – present); attorney at Arnstein & Lehr (2003-2004); senior partner Altheimer & Gray law firm (1996-2003). He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from University of Illinois-Chicago (1979), and his law degree from Loyola University School of Law (1985. )C... Show more »
Attorney Gery Chico was a candidate for mayor of Chicago in 2011, finishing second in the election. Past positions include Chairman of Chicago City Colleges (2010); President of Chicago Park District (2007-2010); Commissioner, Public Building Commission as park district president; President of Chicago Public Schools (1995-2001); Chief of staff to Mayor Richard Daley (1992-1995); founding partner at Chico & Nunes law firm (2004 – present); attorney at Arnstein & Lehr (2003-2004); senior partner Altheimer & Gray law firm (1996-2003). He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from University of Illinois-Chicago (1979), and his law degree from Loyola University School of Law (1985. )Chico is married (one divorce) with five children. « Show less

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  • Emanuel hounded by crime issue

    Emanuel hounded by crime issue
    Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....
  • Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014

     Lucille 'Jackie' Gallagher, Chicago Teachers Union spokeswoman, 1928-2014
    Lucille "Jackie" Gallagher was an aide to Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for a decade before working for 12 years as a spokeswoman for the Chicago Teachers Union. At the CTU from 1991 to 2003, she worked under union chiefs Jacqueline Vaughn, Tom...
  • Former CPS chief Gery Chico lists condo for $2.65 million

    Former CPS chief Gery Chico lists condo for $2.65 million
    Former Chicago Public Schools board President Gery Chico on Wednesday placed his three-bedroom, 2,400-square-foot condominium unit in the Metropolitan Tower on South Michigan Ave. on the market for $2.65 million. A practicing lawyer who was then-Mayor...
  • Vallas rips Rauner for wanting to lower income taxes

     Vallas rips Rauner for wanting to lower income taxes
    Gov. Pat Quinn on Wednesday trotted out his running mate Paul Vallas to hammer Republican challenger Bruce Rauner’s position that the state income tax rate should rolled back, saying doing so would result in huge cuts to education and spikes in...
  • Number of Illinois school districts in financial distress doubles

    Number of Illinois school districts in financial distress doubles
    A disturbing number of Illinois school districts are in poor to dire financial shape, with 121 getting low or dismal ratings in the state’s annual financial report card for schools. That’s more than double the number of districts in the...
  • Vallas says he's OK playing 'second banana' to Quinn

    Vallas says he's OK playing 'second banana' to Quinn
    When he was Chicago Public Schools CEO, Paul Vallas developed a reputation as a control freak who thought he was the smartest guy in the room while he sometimes upstaged his boss, then-Mayor Richard M. Daley. On Tuesday, the new Democratic lieutenant...
  • State education chairman calls for funding increase

    State education chairman calls for funding increase
    SPRINGFIELD — The chairman of the Illinois State Board of Education today called on lawmakers to increase funding school funding by $874 million at a time when the state treasury is so short on cash that Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed cuts. “We...
  • Mormonism, Illinois have surprising history

    Mormonism, Illinois have surprising history
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has, when you think about it, been a remarkably good sport when it comes to "The Book of Mormon." As that money-spinning, massively irreverent musical lampooning the Mormon religion and many of its...
  • Gutierrez hopes for immigration action after Easter recess

    Gutierrez hopes for immigration action after Easter recess
    WASHINGTON – Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Chicago, a key player in the bipartisan push for comprehensive immigration reform, said today he is hopeful that Congress will act on the issue in early April after the Easter recess. "Immigration is...
  • Illinois Senate won't vote on limiting state worker unionizing

    Illinois Senate won't vote on limiting state worker unionizing
    SPRINGFIELD --- The Illinois Senate won’t vote today on a measure pushed by Gov. Pat Quinn to limit collective bargaining rights for thousands of state workers. The Democratic governor had hoped for a vote while legislators were in Springfield this...
  • New law will hold companies accountable for repeat-offender cabdrivers

    New law will hold companies accountable for repeat-offender cabdrivers
    Chicago has long had rules to punish taxi companies that allow dangerous cabbies to drive their vehicles, but those rules have rarely been enforced. A Tribune investigation found that in only two cases since 2008 did city regulators try to impose fines...