WASHINGTON--Gery Chico is getting into the Chicago mayoral race--bringing in the potential to build a coalition that could make him very competitive in the crowded contest.
Plus: Leading Chicago Hispanic political figure. Chico is the City Colleges chief, former Mayor Daley chief of staff and president of the Chicago Public Schools. He ran in the 2004 Democratic Senate primary that was won by one Barack Obama.
Minus: Chairman of Altheimer & Gray when the Chicago law firm dissolved.