Bill Conway in Chicago, IL on Thursday October 20, 2022. Photographer: Christopher Dilts/

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About Alderman Bill Conway

About Alderman Bill Conway

Alderman Bill Conway is a lifelong Chicagoan, Navy veteran, and former prosecutor now representing Chicago’s 34th Ward, which encompasses parts of the Loop, West Loop, South Loop, Greektown, and Little Italy. In City Council, Alderman Conway serves as the Vice-Chair of the Committee on Finance and is a member of the Committees on Budget and Government Operations, Environmental Protection and Energy, License and Consumer Protection, Special Events, Transportation and Public Way, and Zoning.

Alderman Conway has been a reserve Intelligence Officer in the U.S. Navy since 2012. Bill was deployed with Air Force Central Command to Qatar and Afghanistan in 2017-2018 and most recently to U.S. European Command Headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany in 2021. He was recently promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander and is the only active military reservist in the history of Chicago City Council.

Alderman Conway previously worked as a prosecutor in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office where he put violent offenders in jail, secured justice for victims of crime, and spent three years in the Public Corruption & Financial Crimes unit.

Alderman Conway holds an MBA from the University of Chicago, a law degree from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Bill was born in Chicago, raised on the north side, and has lived in downtown Chicago nearly his entire life.

Bill and his wife Brittany are raising their three young daughters in the 34th Ward. He formerly ran Green Street Renewables LLC, a solar development company that helps schools and others develop solar solutions for their energy needs. He is also an adjunct professor at DePaul University where he teaches Renewable Energy Finance at DePaul’s Loop campus.


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