Knox alum gives insight into Chicago politics

From: Associated Colleges of the Midwest (Chicago, IL)

Students on the ACM Chicago Program, who recently were treated to an insider’s view of the “State of the City” provided by Alderman Joe Moore and journalist Ben Joravsky – two seasoned veterans of the Chicago political scene who also share an ACM connection.

A member of the City Council since 1991, Moore represents Chicago’s 49th Ward, which takes in the racially and economically diverse Rogers Park neighborhood tucked along the lakefront in the city’s northeast corner. Both [Moore and Joravsky] went to high school in Evanston, and both went on to graduate from ACM colleges.

As a student at Knox College, Moore participated in the ACM Urban Studies Program, which is now part of the Chicago Program. He’s been generous in his support of ACM students through years, Scott-Boria said, and regularly meets with students and takes them to see the City Council chambers. Last semester, Moore gave Chicago Program students an entree to front row seats at a press conference that Mayor Rahm Emanuel held in Rogers Park… Read more…