<!-- Unsourced image removed: -->Gene Schulter
(born November 14, 1947) is alderman of the 47th ward of the City of Chicago
; he was first elected in 1975
Schulter is the youngest of five children, all raised in Chicago. He attended John Audubon School and later graduated from Lake View High School in 1965. Schulter earned his bachelor’s degree from Loyola University. He was also awarded a Law Degree. Schulter also earned a post graduate degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Schulter was first elected in 1975
, when he was only 26, making him one of the youngest aldermen to serve in the city council.
As alderman, Schulter has worked for license reform. Schulter is responsible for legislation that guaranteed equitable city wide cable services and set asides for minorities; he led the drive for more community input on parks; and sponsored the city’s Landscape Oridnance which requires the incorporation of landscape plans and planting of trees for every new residential, commercial, or industrial development.
Schulter highlights the Sulzer Regional Library as a major ward achievement. Also, he has worked to build a field house at Chase Park, fostered revitalization of Lincoln Square Mall, fought against negligent and delinquent landlords in the ward, and... Read More