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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 came from behind in 1992, it's true. But she wasn't this far behind

     
    The story that Carol Moseley Braun is telling supporters (and perhaps even herself) is that being far behind in the polls isn’t necessarily predictive of failure on election day. Yes, the new Tribune poll shows her trailing Rahm Emanuel 49......
  • Things are getting zesty out there: The `Wall-Street Judas' video & more

     
    From a Gery Chico rally yesterday at the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. The speaker is Jim Sweeney, president of the organization: Script from Chico's new ad: We're all Chicagoans, but beyond the mansions and the skyscrapers...
  • Yet another poll: Emanuel at 58 percent

     
    The Chicago Retail Merchants Association poll of 2,252 likely voters taken Feb. 13 shows: Rahm Emanuel 58.2 % Gery Chico 23.7% Miguel Del Valley 10.4% Carol Moseley Braun 6.0% Margin of error -- ±2.06% The ethnic crosstabs show that, among......
  • Chico distances himself from tea party, and vice versa

     
    At last night's debate at WTTW Ch-11, Gery Chico distanced himself from reports that the tea party has endorsed him for mayor. Today, in Chico is Not the Man, the Chicago Tea Party distanced itself from Chico. Unfortunately, Chico does......
  • Chico and Emanuel go negative in mayor race

     
    UPDATED AT 7:57 p.m. with Chico defending union leader's "Judas" comment. Mayoral candidate Gery Chico today refused to backtrack under pressure over remarks at a union rally for Chico in which a labor boss called Rahm Emanuel a “Wall Street......
  • 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......