Will there be a new face in City Council and what would his famous father, Mike Royko, think of it all?
Chicago Tribune, July 2022
"I can say confidently that he would be so proud of the man Sam has become and that he wants to get into politics for the right reasons, to help people.”
Sam Royko, Son Of Famed Chicago Columnist Mike Royko, Announces Bid For 1st Ward Alderman
Block Club, July 2022
"I think it’s time that we make the 1st Ward a ward that everyone can be really proud of...public safety is a huge area of opportunity for us right now."
Sam Royko—yes, that Royko—announces bid for 1st Ward alderman
Crains, July 2022
“Today, we take the next step for a safer 1st Ward that offers improved communications, better constituent services, and gets back to the basics with community-based leadership."
Op-ed: Giving Chicago a voice: If we collaborate in good faith, we can make this a safer, more vibrant city
Chicago Tribune, November 2021
"We need to end finger-pointing and demand cooperation. We need greater transparency from our public officials."
In 2021, violence spread into Chicago neighborhoods that normally enjoy a sense of security, rattling nerves and putting city leaders on the defensive
Chicago Tribune, December 2021
"Royko acknowledged how divisive the issue of crime has become in the city and told the crowd he was trying to find common ground and holistic, long-term solutions."