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Preceded by  Ray Suarez
Name  Milly Santiago

Profession  Journalist
Constituency  31st Ward, Chicago
Political party  Democratic Party
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Full Name  Milagros Santiago
Alma mater  Northeastern Illinois University
Education  Northeastern Illinois University
Residence  Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Milly Santiago is alderman of the 31st ward of Chicago, Illinois.


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Early life and education

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Milly Santiago was born in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico and moved to Chicago in 1976. She soon joined the United States Army Reserve and attended Northeastern Illinois University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1986. Santiago then worked as a television journalist for Telemundo in Chicago and later as a news anchor for Univision, also in Chicago. Santiago left Univision and worked as 26th ward alderman Billy Ocasio's chief of staff in 1993. After returning to work for Telemundo as a reporter, she later worked as a communications specialist and manager for the State of Illinois starting in 2008.

Political career

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Milly Santiago was elected the alderman of the 31st ward on April 7, 2015. She received 51% of the vote, defeating incumbent alderman Ray Suarez (politician). Santiago was supported by Congressman Luis Gutierrez and Cook County Commissioner Jesús "Chuy" García.


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Milly Santiago inserted herself in the middle of a controversy involving the 2016 World Series featuring the Chicago Cubs vs the Cleveland Indians. The Cubs franchise offered Chicago aldermen the option of purchasing tickets at face value. However, the Board of Ethics determine this to be a gift over $50 due to the secondary market markup on the tickets. Santiago and some of her peers believed that they should be exempt from this because they are too poor to purchase tickets on the secondary market. As an alderman, Santiago makes roughly $116,000 a year. Santiago is quoted as saying "First of all, those tickets were not front-row tickets. They were all the way in the upper-deck. If I went like this, I would almost touch the ceiling. That’s how bad those tickets were," Santiago said, lifting her arm over her head. Ald. Milly Santiago (31st) said she is "a poor alderman" who can’t afford to pay thousands of dollars for Cubs tickets purchased on the secondary market according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

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