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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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  • Mayoral candidates head into final campaign weekend

     
    Posted by Jeff Coen and David Heinzmann at 8:22 p.m. The leading candidates for Chicago mayor hit the campaign trail today with just one weekend to get their loyal voters motivated before Tuesday's election. Rahm Emanuel appeared at the site......
  • What you should know about tonight's Lee DeWyze performance at Rockit

     
    Lee DeWyze performs at the American Idol Live! Tour at the Staples Center on August 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Going to see "American Idol" winner Lee DeWyze perform at the Rock The Vote Mayoral debate after party...
  • Mayoral candidates on final weekend push

     
    UPDATED at 5 p.m. with Braun and Chico church stops; Posted by David Heinzmann, John Byrne and Rick Pearson at 4 p.m. The candidates for Chicago mayor implored people to vote and touted their own credentials today as they kicked......
  • It's a lock: Candidate endorsed by Planned Parenthood of Illinois will be the next mayor of Chicago.

     
    From a news release: PPIL is endorsing four candidates for mayor (Carol Moseley Braun, Gery Chico, Miguel Del Valle and Rahm Emanuel), because all four scored 100 percent on a candidate questionnaire PPIA asked them to answer. Splunge!...
  • Dispatches from the spin room: post-Ch. 7 mayoral debate

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack at 9:05 p.m.; updated with Chico and Emanuel Chicago mayoral candidates Carol Moseley Braun, Miguel del Valle and Gery Chico used tonight's post-debate spin room to hammer away at Rahm Emanuel with the election just days......
  • Live blogging the final Chicago mayor's debate

     
    Posted by Tribune staff at 6:42 p.m. This blog will be updated live between 7 and 8 p.m. And we're done. Tonight is the final debate between the four major candidates for Chicago mayor. It'll be broadcast live on WLS-TV.......
  • Mayoral hopefuls hit churches in final weekend before election

     
    Posted by John Chase, Kristen Mack and Jeff Coen at 12:20 p.m.; updated at 1:01 p.m. Crisscrossing the city in last-ditch efforts for votes, two major candidates for Chicago mayor today even found themselves at the altar of one of......
  • Mayoral race predictions: Readers and would-be pundits disagree

     
    (updated Tuesday 10:10 p.m.) My survey of 16 local political commentators willing to make predictions showed 11 predicting an outright win for Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday, 5 predicting a run-off. In the comments area, however, 21 readers offered fairly...
  • Chicago voters, most of them living, set to pick a new mayor today: Rahm Emanuel or Gery Chico?

     
    But will Obama's ally get the 50% necessary to avoid an April runoff?...
  • Rahm Emanuel declares victory in Chicago mayor's race

     
    Posted by Kristen Mack, David Heinzmann, Jeff Coen and Antonio Olivo at 6:45 p.m.; last updated at 9:33 p.m. (Our Twitter feed can be found: here.) Rahm Emanuel declared victory in the Chicago mayor's race tonight. "Thank you Chicago for......
  • Mayoral candidates spend Presidents Day on campaign trail

     
    Posted by Jeff Coen, David Heinzmann and Kristen Mack at 1:07 p.m.; updated at 1:25 p.m. with Emanuel notes Chicago mayoral hopefuls are spending Presidents Day campaigning throughout the city ahead of Tuesday's election, hoping to knock any fence-sitters...