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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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  • 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 —....
  • Blago before and after...

     
    When you're processing the argument that former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was merely trying to cut a good political deal for the people of Illinois -- secure passage of constituent-friendly legislation in exchange for elevating Atty. Gen Lisa Madigan to the......
  • Black and white creates gray area in fire department mileage scandal

     
    I believe I now know why Mayor Rahm Emanuel was so measured, so passionless, in responding to reports last week about widespread mileage-reimbursement fraud in the city’s Fire Prevention Bureau. Word had leaked out that an investigation by city...
  • Dining on cracked crystal for 2011 yet predicting fearlessly for 2012

     
    Twelve months ago, as is my custom, I asked readers to offer their best guesses as to what 2011 would bring, then offered my own predictions. How'd we do? On six of the 18 questions, readers and I were correct......
  • 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 police chief: Strong administrator, thick skin

    New police chief: Strong administrator, thick skin
    NEWARK, N.J.—If Garry McCarthy had a honeymoon as Newark's top cop it ended violently on a single day in July 2009. On July 20 of that year, eight people were shot in two separate incidents, including a drive-by shooting that indiscriminately...
  • Thursday, January 27, 2011

    5 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Greg Jarrett 7:09 a.m. Mayoral candidate William 'Doc' Walls joins Greg Jarrett in studio. 7:39 a.m. Steve Shenbaum, IMG Performance Institute President, discusses how athletes such as Jay Cutler can avoid extreme media, fan & peer...
  • Class warfare bubbles in Chicago mayor race

    Money matters in politics, but in the race for Chicago mayor, another valued commodity is the ability to claim a connection to working-class neighborhoods of bungalows and grit -- true or otherwise. And so Miguel del Valle, the current Chicago city...
  • WGN-TV To Host Televised Mayoral Debate Jan. 27 at WGN-TV Studios with Chicago Tribune and City Club of Chicago

    WGN-TV To Host Televised Mayoral Debate Jan. 27 at WGN-TV Studios with Chicago Tribune and City Club of Chicago
    WGN-TV, with the Chicago Tribune and City Club of Chicago, will be hosting a live broadcast of a major mayoral debate from its north side studio, Thursday, January 27, 2011, at 7 p.m. Confirmed participants are candidates (in alphabetical order) Gery...
  • Rahm Emanuel talks mayoral race on WGN Morning News

    Rahm Emanuel talks mayoral race on WGN Morning News
    WGN has invited all of the candidates in Chicago mayoral race to be on the WGN Morning News. Rahm Emanuel is now the first candidate listed on the ballot after several candidates dropped out and he was the first to visit the WGN studios. Emanuel...
  • Election blog: Turnout could be as low as 40 percent

    Election blog: Turnout could be as low as 40 percent
    Barring a late surge of voters, election officials are estimating voter turnout in today’s mayoral election could be as low as 40 percent, well off the 50 percent predicted. Polls are set to close at 7 p.m. Langdon Neal, chairman of the Chicago...