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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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  • 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......
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • 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......