|Address||1540 W Jackson Blvd |
Chicago, Illinois 60607, United States
|| March 08, 1953
Jan 08, 2019 02:00am
|Info||About Bob |
Bob Fioretti was born and raised on the South Side, the son of a Polish-American mother and an Italian immigrant father. A civil rights attorney and progressive leader on the Chicago City Council, Bob believes it’s time ordinary Chicagoans had an ally in the mayor’s office. He’s never been afraid to stand up to the political establishment, and he’ll fight to make our neighborhoods safer, clean up city government and re-unite our city as one Chicago.
Bob attended St. Anthony’s Grammar School and Mendel High School. He received a Pullman Foundation scholarship to attend the University of Illinois, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and served as student body president.
He earned his law degree from Northern Illinois University College of Law, where he remains a member of the adjunct faculty. He served as president of the NIU National Alumni Association from 2000 to 2004 and as president of the NIU College of Law Alumni Council.
As a practicing attorney, Bob has been involved in more than 500 civil rights cases, and his personal trial experiences have led to over 100 state and federal verdicts and appellate court decisions. Bob represented the family of Baby Tamia in the high-profile adoption case that led to changes in Illinois adoption law. He has been appointed in numerous cases as a Special Assistant Attorney General of Illinois and a Special Assistant State’s Attorney.
While his primary focus is his work on the City Council, Bob is Of Counsel to the law firm Orum & Roth LLC in Chicago, where he occasionally practices governmental law and complex litigation.
Bob is deeply involved in the Chicago community, where he has served as president of the Historic Pullman Foundation, the Character and Fitness Committee of the Illinois Supreme Court and the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Chicago Bar Association Executive Committee.
Bob is widely recognized for his public service and leadership. For his efforts to improve and expand public parks in the 2nd Ward, Bob received the 2009 “Legislator of the Year” award from Friends of the Parks, a non-profit, Chicago-based park advocacy group. In 2010 and 2012 he received a Best Aldermanic Voting Record Award from the IVI-IPO. For his work supporting public education, he received the 2011 “Defender of Public Schools” award from the Chicago Teachers Union.
An avid Blackhawks fan and griller of meats on his backyard BBQ pit, Bob lives in the West Loop with his longtime partner Nicki Pecori.