31st Ward Ald. Milly Santiago is teaming up with Cook County Commissioner Luis Arroyo, Jr. and State Representative Will Guzzardi to hold a back to school fair this Saturday. While their names aren’t listed in the press release the alderman’s office sent out last night, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, City Treasurer Kurt Summers, and Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown are expected to attend the event at Foreman College and Career Academy, Kevin Lamm, the alderman’s chief of staff says.
When asked why Cook County Democratic Party Chairman and 31st Ward Committeeman Joe Berrios won’t be in attendance, since the event is in his backyard, Lamm said they weren’t “snubbing” the party chairman. Lamm said Summers and Brown reached out to the alderman to express interest in attending. It’s still unknown whether Ald. Santiago will challenge Berrios in the Committeeman race next year. She is weighing her options, Lamm says.