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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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  • In mayoral race, forget high school

    We can all agree that certain kinds of people are unfit to be mayor of Chicago. Crooks. Wimps. Anyone who can't at least pretend to love baseball. And how about people who went to high school on the North Shore? When the rivals to replace Mayor Richard...
  • Chicago puts lobbyists' pay online

    Chicago City Hall lobbyists were paid nearly $13 million last year, according to records the city posted online Thursday. The 10 lobbyists who were paid the most to influence city departments and aldermen collected more than $5 million. Among the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Chicago's words of the year

    Chicago's words of the year
    It has been, in ways both political and grammatical, the year of Rahm. The Oxford Dictionaries folks can have "squeezed middle," their pick for 2011's global word of the year. It refers, you've probably heard, to the segment of society most affected by...
  • Are there adults in the room? --Mayoral candidates shy from adult conversation on sales taxes

     
    Find background information and related links on this topic here What was Rahm Emanuel thinking? At a news conference last month, the mayoral candidate called for a change in how we collect sales taxes: lower the overall rate, but broaden......
  • ABC7 poll: Mayoral runoff unlikely

     
    ABC7's poll released tonight shows Rahm Emanuel headed toward a decisive victory Feb. 22: Rahm Emanuel's 54 percent share in the survey suggests an overwhelming lead, nearly quadrupling second place Gery Chico at 14 percent; Miguel del Valle was third.......
  • Webliography: Expanding the sales-tax base

     
    Should we broaden the number and kind of transactions that are subjected to the sales tax? Here's your backgrounder: Rahm Emanuel's "Tax Reform Agenda" -- Rahm’s plan would cut Chicago’s portion of the sales tax by 20 percent – from......
  • Weeks in review

     
    A roundup of state and local news-review and weekly political chat shows. Descriptions provided by the broadcast outlets in most cases: The Best Game in Town (.mp3) (WBEZ): Host Steve Edwards with Rick Perlstein (historian), Dave Lundy (political...
  • Math-rahm-atics

     
    UPDATED BELOW "Keith" raises an interesting point in this thread about mayoral canaidate Rahm Emanuel's claim that his proposed city sales-tax cut (from 1.25% to 1%) could save working families up to $200 a year: To save the $200 a......
  • Tribune poll: Race for mayor not close

     
    Read all about it: [Rahm] Emanuel had 49 percent support to 19 percent for [Gery] Chico, the former Chicago Board of Education president. Braun fell to third with 10 percent, and City Clerk Miguel del Valle was at 8 percent,......