Besides the mayoral race, 2nd ward Alderman Bob Fioretti has something else on his mind, too. He recently asked his longtime love, Nicki Pecori, for her hand in marriage giving her a beautiful emerald-cut diamond engagement ring to seal the deal at one of their favorite restaurants, Rosebud on Taylor Street. This happy couple has been together for 15 years and have shared a lot.
Through thick and thin: Nicki nursed Bob through a cancer scare and introduced him at his recent mayoral announcement with a
beautiful, loving (kick-ass) speech. They are a perfect match and both very accomplished in their own careers and lives.
Fioretti was born and raised on the South Side, the son of a Polish-American mother and an Italian immigrant father. A civil rights attorney and progressive leader on the Chicago City Council, he is deeply involved in the Chicago community as is Nicki. She's Director of Community Affairs at Illinois Housing Development Authority, serves on the Board of Advisors at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago and as Chairman of the Hope School Foundation Board of Trustees.
Bob met Nicki at an event and asked a mutual friend to introduce them. He said, "We really compliment one another. Through challenging times and happy times, I've been lucky to have her at my side. She makes me happy and she inspires me, too."
Nicki about Bob: "I love the way his mind works. He's compassionate and hard working and inspires me to be my best self. And the icing on the cake, he makes me laugh and smile every day."
Avid Blackhawks fans and grillers of meats on their backyard BBQ pit, Bob and Nicki live in the West Loop. They hope to move Chicago forward together.
Mark Twain said, "To get the full value of joy, you must have someone to divide it with." And they most certainly have....Congrats Nicki and Bob!
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