A loyal Machine Democrat, Moreno was an old school politician
June 29, 2012
BY LISA DONOVAN Cook County Reporter
Joseph Mario Moreno is no stranger to headlines.
He served on the Cook County Board as a commissioner from 1994 until 2010. During that run, he decided to take on notorious Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese in a high-profile battle for her job.
He not only lost the election to the since-convicted Loren-Maltese, he ended up getting arrested along the way. He was pulled over on drunken driving charges in Cicero in 2000 during the campaign, an arrest he said was nothing more than a political dirty trick.