STATEMENT: Treasurer Summers’ Statement on the Passing of Jerry Roper

Chicago has lost a great champion for small business in Jerry Roper. I have always admired his dedication to and optimism for our City. He was a true public servant who fought hard to make Chicago better and did so with tremendous grace. Through Jerry’s tenure at the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, we will continue to see his hard work benefit our City for years to come. I extend my sympathies to Jerry’s wife Carol and their friends and family during this difficult time.