Meet Alderman Milly Santiago

Milagros ‘Milly’ Santiago is the current Alderman of the 31st Ward of the City of Chicago.

Milly Santiago came to Chicago in 1976 and started milly_headshot.JPG working as a bilingual clerk for Chicago Public Schools in the Department of Bilingual Education. Santiago decided to join the U.S. Army Reserves, which would give her the opportunity to go to college. She completed her training in Fort McClellan, Alabama in 1979 and was assigned to a military base in Fort Sheridan, IL. After the birth of her first daughter, Milly decided to attend college full-time at Northeastern Illinois University where she attained a bachelor’s degree in Communications. 


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news from the 31st ward

Participatory Budgeting Public Interest Survey
In 2016 for the first time in the history of the 31st Ward, we joined 6 other wards in implementing participatory budgeting (PB). PB Chicago (PBC) is an innovative initiative that lets resident decide how to spend $1 million of tax dollars for local infrastructure needs. Through the PB process, these funds controlled by Aldermen (“menu...
Cook County Treasurer Assistance for Tax Inquiries!
On Monday, March 12th, a representative from the Cook County Treasurer will be present in our ward office to answer any and all inquiries constituents may have regarding property taxes.  The event will take place Monday (March 12th) from 4pm to 7pm at our ward office, 2521 N. Pulaski Rd. ...
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