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Gery Chico

Gery Chico

Senior partner | Chico & Nunes | Class of 1978

For future Chicago attorney Gerry Chico, there was nowhere like the Illini Union in the mid-1970s.

“I remember spending hours in the basement on the Illini Union studying for classes and exams," says the Chico & Nunes senior partner. "Then, during Christmas time, I’d move to the first floor of the Union to be near the Christmas decorations while I was studying for exams.

"That beautifully decorated area took a lot of the stress out of exam time. I recall the Union, and the holiday time there, fondly.”