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

Community Ward Sale - Vehicle Stickers, Dog Licenses, and CityKey!
On Saturday, May 19th from 10am-2pm, our office will be hosting a Community Ward Sale. Residents will have the opportunity to buy vehicle city stickers, dog licenses, and the new CityKey municipal ID. Please bring a form of identification, proof of residency, and cash. “iCash”, a new program on behalf of...
Community Discussions About Civilian Oversight
The Chicago City Council invites you to attend one of five community discussions regarding the future of civilian oversight for public safety in Chicago. 
Monday Ward Night (April 30th) Cancelled
Unfortunately, Alderman Santiago will be unable to host Ward Night this coming Monday, April 30th.  If you have a pressing concern, feel free to email us a detailed description at so that we are made aware and can investigate further.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we appreciate everyone's...
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