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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  Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year.

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1889 -- 125 years ago: Michael Malloy was named president of the Tri-City Stone Cutters Union.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Dewitte C. Poole, former Moline newspaperman serving as vice consul general for the United States government in Paris, declared in a letter to friends that the once gay Paris is a city of sadness and desolation.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans for the construction of an $80,000 wholesale bakery at 2011 4th Ave. were announced by Harry and Nick Coin, of Rock Island. It is to be known as the Banquet Bakery.
1964 -- 50 years ago: An application has been filed for a state permit to organize a savings and loan association in Moline, it was announced. The applicants are Ben Butterworth, A.B. Lundahl, C. Richard Evans, John Harris, George Crampton and William Getz, all of Moline, Charles Roberts, Rock Island, and Charles Johnson, of Hampton.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Indian summer is quickly disappearing as temperatures slide into the 40s and 50s this week. Last week, highs were in the 80s.


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