Proco "Joe" Moreno

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.