Reporter Antonio Olivo covers immigration, housing, and development for the Chicago Tribune. Before moderating a panel on what immigration reform would mean for Chicago, he admitted in the Zócalo green room that despite being a native Angeleno, he thinks the Windy City’s Mexican food is superior to his hometown’s.
What profession would you practice in your next life?
Ooh, wow. I would be an actor.
What inspires you?
The people I meet in my job.
What do Chicago and L.A. have most in common?
They both have great Mexican food.
Whose is better?
Chicago’s, I’m sad to say as an Angeleno. But it’s true.
What do you love to hate?
How did you get into trouble as a child?
[Laughs.] I don’t know if I want to go there. Let’s say I had my fair share of trouble as a kid, and luckily never got arrested.
What did you eat for lunch today?
A Cobb salad.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?
Stay true to yourself.
What’s hanging on your living room walls?
I have a painting of a jazz violinist named Leroy Jenkins.
What do you do to clear your mind?
I go for a long run.