Moline native wins Chicago aldermanic post


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Originally Posted Online: Feb. 22, 2011, 10:13 pm
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By Brandy Donaldson, bdonaldson@qconline.com

Moline native Proco "Joe" Moreno was elected by an overwhelming majority Tuesday to serve another term as 1st Ward alderman in Chicago.

Last March, Mr. Moreno was appointed to the Chicago City Council by Mayor Richard Daley. He beat out two opponents in Tuesday's primary election, Ronald Baltierra and Deborah Lopez, to retain the seat.

Mr. Moreno received almost 75 percent of the votes Tuesday. Because he received more than 50 percent of the votes, there will be no general election in the 1st Ward on April 5.

Mr. Moreno was chosen from among 40 applicants to replace former alderman Manny Flores, who was appointed chairman of the Illinois Commerce Commission. A 1990 Moline High School graduate, Mr. Morena moved to Chicago's 1st Ward in 1994 after graduating from Augustana College.

Mr. Moreno moved to Chicago to take a job as a production coordinator at Buhl Press, where he served as vice president before being appointed as alderman last year. His parents, Georgia and Joe Moreno, still live in Moline.

As 1st Ward alderman, he serves 60,000 constituents in the Wicker Park/Humboldt Park area.



















 




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