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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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  • 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...
  • Time to go on the record! Fill out the Change of Subject prediction survey for 2011

     
    What will happen in the Chicago mayor's race? What's the outlook in court for Rod Blagojevich and Drew Peterson? Will we get a state income tax hike and casinos in Chicago? What will 2011 hold for health-insurance reform, gay marriage......
  • Songs of Good Cheer and the Rahm Emanuel blues

     
    Under old business today, a final report on the “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” song parody contest held this year in conjunction with last months boffo, sold-out “Songs of Good Cheer” concerts at the Old Town School of Folk Music.......
  • FYI: The campaign websites for Chicago's remaining mayoral candidates

     
    UPDATED In ballot order: Rahm Emanuel Miguel Del Valle Carol Moseley Braun Gery Chico Patricia Van Pelt Watkins Fredrick K. White William Walls (Howard Ray and Tyrone Carter n/a)...
  • No accounting for Braun's bungling on the issue of her tax returns

     
    Did you see the recent headline, "Emanuel releases federal returns"? I didn't, and I'm guessing you didn't either. According to the Tribune's online archives, it appeared on Page 9 of the newspaper on Friday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve. But, like......
  • Braun continues to unite voters

     
    On Clout Street, Dave Heinzmann reports: [At a news conference this morning, mayoral candidate Carol Moseley] Braun said she has been transparent about her finances. When reporter questions persisted, a campaign aide put his hand over the reporter's voice...
  • From the archives: Chico walks the ethics line

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race (see Rahm Emanuel, Freddie Mac and the big bucks years from earlier this week) School reformer walks ethics line; Chico balances roles of lobbyist, education leader. March 12, 2000 By......
  • Weeks in review

     
    Chicago Tonight: The Week in Review with Joel Weisman (WTTW): Host Joel Weisman with Mike Mulligan (WSCR-AM 670 The Score and Chicago Sun-Times), Charles Thomas (ABC-7 News), David Greising (Chicago News Cooperative), Abdon Pallasch (Chicago Sun-Times)....