About Sam


Sam Royko is an attorney, advocate, community organizer, and proud Chicagoan. 

After his girlfriend was a victim of a carjacking in Wicker Park, Sam spearheaded a community effort  to draw attention to the unprecedented increase in violent crime throughout West Town. Sam is dedicated to finding solutions that tackle violent crime, improve public safety both in the short-term and long-term, and build safer, stronger neighborhoods. Through this experience, Sam recognized a need for stronger leadership in the 1st Ward and was inspired to run for alderman. 

As alderman, Sam will always listen to the needs of residents and provide efficient and responsive constituent services while helping Logan Square, Wicker Park, and West Town continue to grow into the best neighborhoods in Chicago. He will advocate for residents and work diligently to make our community safer and a better place to live, work and raise a family.

The son of Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago columnist Mike Royko, Sam continues to be inspired and motivated by his dad’s impact on the city. Sam and his girlfriend Erin live in West Town with their two cats, Mika and Alta.

He is currently a partner at L&G Law Group. Prior to joining L&G, Sam founded and managed The Royko Group. As an attorney, Sam represents clients in matters including complex litigation, class actions, employment, and entertainment. He also provides outside counsel services for corporations and small businesses.

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