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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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  • Moseley Braun reorganizes campaign staff

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 5:59 p.m. Chicago mayoral candidate Carol Moseley Braun has re-organized her campaign staff. Mike Noonan, a former top aide to House Speaker Michael Madigan who served as Braun’s campaign manager, will keep his title but......
  • Clinton endorses Emanuel, fires back at critics

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson, Kristen Mack and John Byrne; last updated at 12:17 p.m. with Chico comments Former President Bill Clinton endorsed Rahm Emanuel for Chicago mayor today and chastised critics who have sought to label the mayoral contender an......
  • How Gery Chico avoided being bullied, the full story

     
    As noted here, the subject of bullying came up during yesterday's mayoral candidate forum and Gery Chico was the only one of the four leading contenders who indicated he hadn't been victimized by bullies as a child. Here's his full......
  • Debate prep: Caffeine

     
    Put an extra scoop into the coffee maker if you're planning to watch the mayoral candidate's form on WTTW-Ch. 11 this evening from 7-8 p.m. I just returned from the taping, and the four leading contenders -- Rahm Emanuel, Gery......
  • 2011 prediction-survey roundup: I've already blown one!

     
    In announcing my forecasts in our recently 2011 prediction survey, I said the Bears would not even win one game in the NFL playoffs. I'm glad to have been wrong about that, and hope now that the 42 percent plurality......
  • Mayoral candidates detail childhood bullying at student forum

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 7:03 p.m. Chicago high school students who worry about being bullied found a sympathetic ear Monday among top mayoral candidates. Fielding questions that centered on safety at a public forum taped for TV, three of......
  • The mixed blessing of a political endorsement

     
    Mayoral candidate Gery Chico yesterday afternoon received the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police Chicago Lodge 7 (story). And though it's not at all clear that Chico won the majority of votes from the rank-and-file, it appears certain that......
  • Chico rolls out environmental agenda

     
    Posted by David Heinzmann at 5:37 p.m. Gery Chico today promised a host of initiatives to promote renewable energy and green technology businesses in Chicago if he is elected mayor. At a North Side workshop that manufactures rooftop wind turbines,......
  • Chico wins police union endorsement for mayor

     
    Posted by David Heinzmann at 6:15 p.m. Chicago’s police union endorsed Gery Chico in the mayor’s race today, choosing the former Daley administration official over Rahm Emanuel because officers believe they would fare better with him on key issues,...
  • Emanuel has 50 times more money to spend than Braun

     
    ...in part because he has raised 25 times more money than she has (story): Rahm Emanuel Total Receipts $11,788,360.56 Subtotal $11,788,360.56 Total Expenditures $3,450,488.09 Funds available at the close of the reporting period $8,337,872.47 Gery Chico...
  • Moseley Braun trails in Chicago mayoral campaign fundraising

     
    Posted by Ray Gibson at 12:23 p.m.; updated at 12:30 p.m. Former U.S. Sen. Carol Moseley Braun is trailing in campaign fundraising in the race for Chicago mayor. Disclosure reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections show Braun......