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Chico proposes more generous parental leave policy for city workers

Mayoral candidate Gery Chico wants City Hall to do a better job supporting working parents — even if it means saddling beleaguered Chicago taxpayers with an added burden. As the city faces a $1 billion spike in pension payments, and twice that much to replace lead service lines that carry water from the street to […]

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Gery Chico proposes entertainment district on western side of O’Hare Airport

Mayoral candidate Gery Chico on Friday rolled out an innovative idea to honor his promise not to put “another brick on the back” of Chicago taxpayers: a special taxing and entertainment district on the west side of O’Hare Airport. Western access to O’Hare has been an elusive dream for decades, but actual progress has moved […]

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Gery Chico proposes reduced CTA bus fares to combat food deserts

Mayor Rahm Emanuel points with pride to the Whole Foods in Englewood made possible by an $11 million city subsidy as evidence of his efforts to eradicate food deserts. But even with that marquee project, too many inner-city neighborhoods still have precious few healthy shopping choices. On Thursday, mayoral candidate Gery Chico offered a creative […]

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Chico plan: 8 more selective enrollment and 6 more vocational high schools

Mayoral candidate Gery Chico vowed Wednesday to create eight new selective enrollment high schools — four by building new schools and four by re-purposing half-empty high schools –– to reverse an exodus that has left the Chicago Public Schools with 150,000 more seats than students. To prevent parents from “voting with their feet,” Chico also […]

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