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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

Top Gery Chico Articles

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  • Emanuel calls for tax on services

     
    Posted by Rick Pearson, David Heinzmann and Kristen Mack at 12:20 p.m.; last updated at 6:03 p.m. with Chico remarks Mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel today called for adding services to the city's sales tax in exchange for cutting the rate......
  • Emanuel says he's collected $11.8 million

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack, Ray Gibson and David Kidwell at 3:44 p.m.; last updated at 9:01 p.m. Rahm Emanuel's campaign today reported raising $10.6 million. The former North Side congressman also transferred $1.1 million from his federal campaign fund,...
  • 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,......
  • 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......
  • 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......
  • Rivals focus on Emanuel at Tribune mayor forum

     
    UPDATED by Kristen Mack and Rick Pearson at 5:01 p.m. with more on issues at forum. In a tacit admission of Rahm Emanuel’s frontrunner status for Chicago mayor, each of his major rivals raised questions today about his temperament to......