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Alderman Fioretti receives key endorsements


The following organizations have endorsed Alderman Fioretti for re-election:

• American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

• Italian-American Political Coalition (IAPC)

• Independent Voters of Illinois-Independent Precinct Organization

For more information on Alderman Fioretti’s campaign, how to get involved, or 2nd Ward questions, please email Mike Sitkowski, Campaign Manager at


About Alderman Fioretti

2nd Ward Alderman Bob Fioretti was elected on April 17 and took office on May 21, 2007. His ward covers a number of communities in the city from Sacramento Street on the west side, through the loop, the south loop and south through Bronzeville to 37th Street.

bobchild About BobBob has devoted his career to securing justice for those he represented and as Alderman, provides the same dedication to the people of the 2nd Ward. Prior to being elected Alderman, Bob was a seasoned civil litigator, and demonstrated through determination and compassion he was able to achieve results for his clients. In 2006, he settled a case for his client who spent 11.5 years in prison for a crime he did not commit, and was cleared based on DNA evidence. His client soon after received a pardon from the Governor. Bob also served as lawyer for the family of Baby Tamia, which led to changes in Illinois’ adoption law. The Chicago mother of Baby Tamia phoned a toll-free number in a local newspaper for an adoption agency in Utah. The baby was temporarily placed in foster care in Utah to a parent with a prior drug conviction. For several months, Bob worked with state and local officials, and Baby Tamia was returned to her family.

Bob has litigated a wide variety of cases before federal and state administrative law judges as well as in the state and federal courts. He is a lawyer and partner in the firm of Fioretti & Lower and practices in the areas of governmental law, administrative law, zoning law and complex litigation. Prior to his career with Fioretti and Lower, he spent 15 years in private practice that encompassed environmental law, civil and criminal law, partnership and corporate counseling. Bob has practiced in the public sector, as the former Senior Supervising Attorney of the General Litigation Division for the Corporation Counsel for the City of Chicago. While there, Bob handled and was involved in over 500 civil rights cases. As a result, Bob’s personal trial experiences have led to over 100 state and federal verdicts and appellate court decisions.

Bob earned his law degree from Northern Illinois University (NIU) College of Law in 1978, and is a long-standing member of the adjunct faculty at NIU College of Law. He was President of the NIU National Alumni Association from 2000-2004 and is also Past President of the NIU College of Law Alumni Counsel. While serving as alumni president, he oversaw the establishment of a Chicago alumni office, the formation of a quarterly magazine, and was instrumental in the creation of the Barsema Alumni Center on campus. He has been a strong advocate in promoting the accessibility of higher education to many Chicago-area students through scholarship and outreach.

Bob Fioretti is an active member in several civic organizations and serves on numerous boards and committees including serving as Past 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’s roots are in Chicago’s south side. He was born and raised in Pullman/Roseland area. He is a first generation American whose father came through Ellis Island, moved to Pullman and got a job with the Pullman train car company. Bob received a Pullman scholarship to attend the University of Illinois where he earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science and served as Student Body President his senior year. He graduated from Mendel High School on 111th Street. Bob attended St. Anthony’s Grammar School on Kensington Avenue in the Pullman district, and in 1966 was named one of the youngest Eagle Scout’s in the state’s history.

Committee Memberships

Environmental Protection & Public Utilities
License & Consumer Protection
Rules & Ethics
Special Events

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