Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26). [Submitted]

Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26) said Thursday he was back at work after undergoing surgery for a “benign growth.”

Maldonado said his “doctors have granted me a full recovery with no ill effects or long-term symptoms,” according to a Facebook post.

“Thank you for the support and well wishes,” said Maldonado, who had not publicly announced he was ill. “I am glad to be back!”

Maldonado urged 26th Ward residents to get regular checkups and “stay active and make healthy choices.”

Maldonado could not be reached Thursday by The Daily Line. His wife and mother both died with days of each other in late 2016. His wife, Nancy Franco Maldonado, had pancreatic cancer. He has three children.

The alderman will be sworn in to his third full term later this month. His ward includes Humboldt Park as well as parts of Logan Square and West Town.

Maldonado was appointed to the City Council in 2009 by former Mayor Richard M. Daley after serving as a member of the Cook County Board of Commissioners for 15 years.

In February, Maldonado avoided a runoff against businesswoman Theresa Siaw by fewer than 50 votes, according to final results.