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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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  • 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......
  • 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......
  • 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...
  • Didn't see this coming either: Emanuel loses in the state appellate court

     
    This news stands to change everything, obviously Rahm Emanuel should not appear on the Feb. 22 Chicago mayoral ballot, according to a ruling issued by the state appellate court this morning. Two of the three judges on the panel said......
  • Webliography: Archival stories on the major mayoral candidates

     
    Rahm Emanuel, Freddie Mac and the big bucks years Gery Chico walks the ethics line Carol Moseley Braun's money-related controversies Gery Chico's law-firm woes Carol Moseley Braun and Nigerian trips/Kgosie Matthews...
  • From the archives: Gery Chico's law-firm woes

     
    More background from the Tribune archives on the mayor's race. Click here for the full series Law firm loses 2 partners --Chico not discouraged as friend goes solo, partner joins rival November 1, 2002 by Ameet Sachdev, Tribune staff reporter......
  • 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......