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Chico Calls for End to Aldermanic Privilege

CHICAGO — To prevent future corruption or abuse, mayoral candidate Gery Chico is calling for an end to all aldermanic privilege when it comes to their approval of any permits, including zoning changes, parking and liquor licenses. “For more than 80 years, aldermen have been allowed to control who gets a building permit, who gets […]

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Toni’s Secret Parking Tax

CHICAGO — A few months ago, just as Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle was unrolling her mayoral campaign, her staffers were negotiating a secret new parking tax that county commissioners never saw, never voted on and probably never would have approved, said mayoral candidate Gery Chico. “President Preckwinkle has been clear that she can’t be […]

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GERY CHICO INTRODUCES BOLD AND COMPREHENSIVE PUBLIC SAFETY PLAN 

CHICAGO — Today, mayoral candidate Gery Chico released a public safety plan that ensures every resident will feel safe and secure no matter where they live or work, and one that allows Chicagoans to hold their heads high once more. “No matter where you go in this country, you can turn on CNN and see […]

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Chico Calls for Quick End to Infrastructure Trust Program

CHICAGO — Mayoral candidate Gery Chico on Thursday called for the immediate end to the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT), a not-for-profit created in 2012 by the City of Chicago intended to find private investors to pay for $7 billion in public improvement projects. It has completed just one project. “The CIT has run its course […]

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