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.