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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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  • Live blogging the final Chicago mayor's debate

     
    Posted by Tribune staff at 6:42 p.m. This blog will be updated live between 7 and 8 p.m. And we're done. Tonight is the final debate between the four major candidates for Chicago mayor. It'll be broadcast live on WLS-TV.......
  • Mayoral hopefuls hit churches in final weekend before election

     
    Posted by John Chase, Kristen Mack and Jeff Coen at 12:20 p.m.; updated at 1:01 p.m. Crisscrossing the city in last-ditch efforts for votes, two major candidates for Chicago mayor today even found themselves at the altar of one of......
  • Mayoral race predictions: Readers and would-be pundits disagree

     
    (updated Tuesday 10:10 p.m.) My survey of 16 local political commentators willing to make predictions showed 11 predicting an outright win for Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, 5 predicting a run-off. In the comments area, however, 21 readers offered fairly...
  • Chicago voters, most of them living, set to pick a new mayor today: Rahm Emanuel or Gery Chico?

     
    But will Obama's ally get the 50% necessary to avoid an April runoff?...
  • Rahm Emanuel declares victory in Chicago mayor's race

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack, David Heinzmann, Jeff Coen and Antonio Olivo at 6:45 p.m.; last updated at 9:33 p.m. (Our Twitter feed can be found: here.) Rahm Emanuel declared victory in the Chicago mayor's race tonight. "Thank you Chicago for......
  • Mayoral candidates spend Presidents Day on campaign trail

     
    Posted by Jeff Coen, David Heinzmann and Kristen Mack at 1:07 p.m.; updated at 1:25 p.m. with Emanuel notes Chicago mayoral hopefuls are spending Presidents Day campaigning throughout the city ahead of Tuesday's election, hoping to knock any fence-sitters...
  • Carol Moseley Bartman?

     
    Post moved up for visibility I generally refrain from dragging poor Steve Bartman's name back into the news. But it occurred to me last night as I heard U.S. Rep Luis Gutierrez (D-Chicago), a Gery Chico supporter, indirectly attributing Rahm......
  • Chicago election night notebook: del Valle, Chico, Braun post-game

     
    Posted by Antonio Olivo, David Heinzmann, Jeff Coen at 11:55 p.m. Notes from the election night mayoral parties: *Talking to reporters after the speech, Miguel del Valle said he would not rule out another run for mayor or "any office......
  • Braun's dismal showing no cause for despair

     
    From Sunday's print editions... Yes, Carol Moseley Braun's mayoral candidacy was a humiliating disaster. After all of Tuesday's votes were counted, we learned from the Chicago Board of Elections that she won only one of the city's 2,570 precincts —....
  • Find out how your precinct voted for Chicago mayor

     
    Posted by Tribune staff at 12:10 p.m. The Tribune's award-winning news apps team has come up with a map showing precinct-by-precinct vote totals from last week's election for Chicago mayor. Visually, this map tells the story of the election: Rahm......
  • Ald. Burke tries to downplay Rahm Emanuel duel for council control

     
    Posted by John Byrne, Kristen Mack and Hal Dardick at 5:13 p.m. Powerful Ald. Edward Burke on Wednesday downplayed the chances he and Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel will duel for control of the City Council, even as he pledged to put......