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Best Alderman to Turn up at a Rock Show 

Proco "Joe" Moreno

Proco "Joe" Moreno

Proco "Joe" Moreno (1st)

When Alderman Proco "Joe" Moreno isn't dealing with his constituents in the First Ward, he’s often hitting one of its music venues. On record as a serious Minor Threat fan—a vinyl copy of Complete Discography adorns his office wall—Moreno is a fan of punk, an advocate for Chicago’s music community, and a frequent presence at summer music festivals and rock clubs such as the Empty Bottle and Subterranean. Next time you see him out, strike up a conversation about Yo La Tengo or Wild Flag—the dude knows a thing or two. His grade school daughter is a rocker too: she's playing keyboards this summer at the rock 'n' roll band camp Girls Rock! Chicago.

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