The son of a Mexican-immigrant labor leader, this savvy negotiator commands respect at City Hall. Last July, when the mayor announced plans to lay off 625 city workers, Ramirez complained that the move was “no way to treat a partner”—and finagled the final number down to 165.
RELATED: Most Powerful Ex-Chicagoans | Power Couples | Power Siblings | Up-and-Comers | Poll: Which Powerful Chicagoan Would You Call Back First? | Quiz: Do You Know Chicago’s Power Players? | Back to all 100
Photograph: Ken Frantz
2 weeks ago