Ald. Ricardo Munoz retiring from City Council when his term ends

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO – A longtime independent City Council member announced his retirement on Monday.

Ald. Ricardo Munoz, 22nd Ward, said he'll serve out his current term but won't run for re-election.

“As I look back over what we have achieved on behalf of the communities of the 22nd Ward over the course of the last 25 years, I am deeply humbled,” he said in a press release.

Munoz has represented the ward since 1993, when Mayor Richard Daley appointed him to replace Jesus “Chuy” Garcia after Garcia was elected to the State Senate, the press release said.

Muñoz said he was looking forward to life as a private citizen with his wife, two children and their dog.

The 22nd Ward includes North Lawndale, Little Village, Brighton Park, LeClaire Courts, Archer Heights and Sleepy Hollow.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.