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Hello, meet Jacqueline Baez

Graduating from Triton College
Earning her degree in Applied Science in Criminal Justice 
Jacqueline Baez proud Puerto Rican
Proud of her Puerto Rican roots
Baez's Family

As a longtime resident of Montclare, Jacqueline has lived in the 36th ward for 19 years. She is not only a community activist but also a mother, a wife, and a businesswoman. She graduated from Wright College with an Associate of Arts in Human Science and from Triton College with an Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice. Jacqueline is a product of the top-notch instruction offered by local colleges.


She started her work in the nonprofit sector in 1999, then transitioned to the government sector, and is currently the happy owner of a small business. In 2021 she became an Ambassador for the 25th District Chicago Police Department Neighborhood Policing Initiative Program (NPI). In February of this year, she was appointed to represent the Cook County 8th District Commission on Women's Issues.


Jacqueline comes from a long legacy of public service and educational participation in her family. Her father is an entrepreneur, a retired cop, and a former army veteran. Her mother is a political activist and a former public school teacher in Puerto Rico.


In places where volunteering is desperately needed, she likes doing it. She has previously coached basketball for the Chicago Park District Little Leagues and held office in the parent-teacher league at West Belden School as both vice president and president. She also held the position of president of the Humboldt Park Advisory Council.

She recognizes the value of volunteerism, community service, and political participation. The importance of investing in our schools, prioritizing public safety, ensuring affordable housing for low-and middle-income families, and encouraging local economic growth.

She knows what it takes to deliver answers, negotiate complicated government entities, and get things done thanks to her non-profit, government, and business experience.

Birthday celebration with her family
  • Jacqueline is a New Jersey native. After her father was station at Fort Hood base her family moved to Killeen, Texas where she attended school until the second grade.


  • Jacqueline's entire family relocated to Puerto Rico after her father left the Army to join the Police Department Special Weapons And Tactics Team (SWAT).


  • She is a staunch traditionalist who enjoys passing down some of her grandparents' traditions to her children.

  • Alderman Berrios of Caguas, PR honored her as Class President of the Year.

  • For six years, she volunteered as a basketball coach for the Chicago Park District.​

  • Jacqueline's father instilled in her a passion for automobile racing.

  • At CICS West Belden School, she was President and Vice-President of the Parent-Teacher League.

  • Her granddad was a WWII veteran.

  • Fostering cats and dogs has become a joy for Jacqueline, who is an animal lover.

  • Since 1999 she enjoys taking part in and volunteering for causes that benefit the community.

  • Jacqueline is extremely dedicated; her hard work, focus, and willingness to fail and try again are what keep her going. She's not afraid of challenges!

  • She served as the President of the Humboldt Park Advisory Council.

  • Her middle child also served in the Army.

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