- Associated Press - Monday, June 25, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) - Longtime Democratic Rep. Luis Gutierrez says he’ll be moving from Chicago to Puerto Rico after his term in Congress ends early next year.

Gutierrez announced in late 2017 that he wouldn’t see re-election to the congressional seat that he’s held since 1992. The 64-year-old Gutierrez was born in Chicago to Puerto Rican parents and tells the Chicago Sun-Times he wants to help what he calls his “other home” recover from last year’s hurricane damage.

Gutierrez is a leading member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and has pushed for federal aid to help rebuild Puerto Rico.

Gutierrez says he’ll still spend lots of time in Chicago, including helping with his daughter’s 2019 bid for a Chicago City Council seat and Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s re-election campaign.

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Information from: Chicago Sun-Times, http://chicago.suntimes.com/

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