Alderman Schiller retiring after 24 years

August 2, 2010 8:16:12 PM PDT
After nearly 24 years on the Chicago City Council Alderman Helen Shiller has announced she will not run for re-election after completing her term which ends next year.

Shiller represents the 46h Ward in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. She cited her work on AIDS funding and human rights legislation. But Shiller said it's time "to operate in a different theatre."

"I've been an alderman, it will be 24 years when I'm done. It's a very long time. And I think its time to take what I've learned and really go back to really focusing more on policy and on advocacy. And I really look forward to it," said Ald. Helen Shiller, 46th Ward.

Shiller said that serving on the City Council is a tough job and anyone who replaces her should have a passion for it.


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