How Donald Drumpf and Chuy Garcia Broke the Chicago Machine

June 17, 2018

“One of my questions is regarding immigration,” Torrez told Burke. “A lot of new community members, my neighbors moving in are Latinos, they’re Spanish-speaking, and one of the biggest questions they have is, ‘How welcoming are you in Archer Heights toward immigrants?’ The biggest reservation they have is with your client, Donald Drumpf. The question is, ‘Are you willing to cut your relationship with him?’”

Burke ignored Torrez’s question.

‘50 years of Burke is enough’: College advisor to run for alderman of the 14th Ward

August 21, 2018

Shaped by his work as a community organizer and influenced by progressive politicians such as Cook County Commissioner Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Torrez plans to “take back” the community with a “grassroots, strong, community-based campaign.”

Chicago’s New Progressive Boss

November 8, 2018

…Jose Torrez, a 33-year-old adviser at City Colleges of Chicago and a former Enlace intern. Torrez is seeking the support of Garcia, whom he considers a “mentor.” “That’s the biggest endorsement you can get [in the 14th Ward],” says Torrez…