About Jerico

Jerico Matias Cruz (date of birth: 14 June 1987; dependent: None;  sexual orientation: Heterosexual; pronoun(s): He/His) was born in Pampanga, Philippines with United States (U.S.) citizen and Roman Catholic parents. Jerico is a citizen of the United States of America (USA); Jerico resides in Illinois for more than 20 consecutive years, but less than 30 consecutive years. Currently, Jerico lives in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. The United States Census Bureau of 2020 (USCB) categorizes Jerico as an Asian American by race with Filipino American descent; USCB specifies Jerico as a Not Hispanic or Latino by ethnicity. He is an open-minded and multicultural volunteer. He is also interested in entrepreneurship from startups to lower and middle market companies; financial services; logistics managementbusiness operations; marketing; and consulting.

*Early life

At the age of 13, Jerico migrated to the U.S. to join his family and to continue his Western culture studies.

**Education

In January 2001, Jerico transferred to Lyman A. Budlong Elementary School (Budlong) to complete his middle school studies. He registered to regular classes and tried out for track and field team to compete citywide as part of his after-school and extracurricular activities.

At the same year, Jerico was admitted to Roald Amundsen High School (AHS), where he completed and received his high school diploma. Jerico gravitated openly toward academia and yet pleasurably enjoyed after-school and extracurricular activities; he continued to participate in track and field team until his third year in high school.

In 2002, Jerico passed the U.S. and Illinois Constitution tests, also known as Public Law 195 test. 

In 2003, Jerico had a good and balance conversation with his Guidance Counselor (GC). His GC allowed him to take International Baccalaureate (IB) classes during his third year in high school in which he unexpectedly discovered his talent in visual arts. His GC also provided him valuable information about attending pre-college programs via the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), Summer Quest program.

In summer of 2004, Jerico traveled solely from Chicago, Illinois to Ithaca, New York. He was planning to register for microeconomics course, but it was overcapacity, and so, he ended up studying for a crash course in psychology titled “Introduction to Psychology: Personality and Social Behavior” under a tutelage of Professor Daryl Bem at the Cornell University.

In the academic year of 2004, Jerico also competed in the United States Academic Decathlon (USAD) during the city championship, representing his alma mater in high school; the city championship event was divided between Lane Technical College Preparatory High School (Lane Tech) and Chicago Vocational Career Academy (CVCA). 

After successfully graduating from his high school, Benedictine University (BU) admitted Jerico into its college community and he studied general education courses at BU for two years.

Jerico transferred to Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) to complete his Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics. He completed his general education courses, departmental courses, and other courses that interested him, such as business courses, psychology courses, biological sciences courses, et cetera. In addition, he attended to City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) for science courses that could be transferred back to NEIU between 2007 and 2008.

The Department of Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) was well-informed about the delayed enrollment status of Jerico for the Master of Science in Policy Economics (MSPE) program. Jerico notified the office manager about his active duty status between 2009 and 2010. The Department of Economics received a formal notification and considered his active duty status valid. Upon returning from active duty status, he alerted the Department of Economics to remove the delayed enrollment status. UIUC auxiliary employees adjacent into the bookstore, took his photo for his student identification; UIUC staffs allowed him to register for his economics courses from Fall 2010 to Summer 2011.

Curiosity led Jerico to study culinary arts at the Le Cordon Bleu (LCB)  College of Culinary Arts—Chicago. Jerico observed that cuisines across cultures connected people coming from different background of personalities and historical identities. He learned the seven fundamentals of cookingknife skillscharcuteriebutchery; basic baking and pastry; basic nutrition; introduction to fine dining; introduction to molecular gastronomy; and menu engineering. He also met a former Vice President (VP) of LCB, North America, Master Chef Edward Leonard and had Master Chef Leonard’s book titled “You Eat with Your Eyes: The Simplicity & Elegance of Presenting Food” signed.

Jerico continued to take undergraduate psychology and business courses from NEIU and City Colleges of Chicago, every now and then, to update his skill sets, or for his professional development. Continuing education remains a focal point of his personal and professional development, whether he is learning a new skill set or boosting his job prospects in the future. Acquiring professional certifications, such as U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) – Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) 40 hours, U.S. National Restaurant Association (NRA) ServSafe food protection for manager, Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) business startup certification, Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) mandatory reporter for child abuse training and certification, Illinois life and health insurance agent, Illinois anti-money laundering (AML) for insurance professionals, and U.S. National Council for Behavioral Health’s (NCBH) mental health first aid training and certification, are examples of valuable skill sets that he continues to develop throughout his lifespan.

In 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2021, Jerico attended to CCC to take professional development and continuing education courses, such as a residential real estate broker and cybersecurity bootcamp: CompTIA Security+, and undergraduate courses, such as business coursesphysical sciences, life sciences,  abnormal psychology, child psychology, and other behavioral sciences courses.

In 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017, Jerico registered for undergraduate business courses, ranging from principle of financial accounting to history and development of the legal environment of business at the NEIU.

***Military Service

In spring of 2006, Jerico joined voluntarily to the United States Army Reserve (USAR). After completing his U.S. Army basic training, also known as “Bootcamp” in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and U.S. Army Transportation school and training in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, USAR assigned him to 656th Transportation Company in Hobart, Indiana. And then he decided to take military science courses, such as Leadership and Teamwork, and Military Science Leadership Lab, at Wheaton College between 2006 and 2007 as a non-contracted cadet with the U.S. Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) Simultaneous Membership Program (SMP), while he was simultaneously enrolled as a full-time student at BU. A year after, he transferred to 1150th Railway Transportation Company in Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

In 2008, 16th Psychological Operations Battalion (POB), Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, accepted Jerico into their unit; 16th POB, HHC, allotted him less than a year to qualify for U.S. Army Psychological Operations school and training at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and an extended training in Fort Dix, New Jersey prior to his mobilization.

Jerico was federally activated to deploy in Afghanistan between 2009 and 2010. 16th POB decision makers reassigned him to 310th Tactical Psychological Operations Company (TPC) in Forest Park, Georgia. 310th TPC detachments were tasked to support brigade combat teams (BCT) in their area of operations (AO). He supported the military personnel of each detachment attached to 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade (MEB) and 5th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) to fulfill their missions. At the end of his deployment, he returned to his hometown, the City of Chicago, to prepare all his belongings in order to move into his apartment at Urbana, Illinois.

In 2014, Jerico signed a new military contract with the United States Army National Guard (ARNG) as an officer candidate. He participated to Officer Candidate School (OCS) selection process at the Illinois Military Academy (IMA) in Camp Lincoln, Springfield, Illinois; he dropped out of the program and then automatically transferred to 2-122 Field Artillery (FA), Headquarters and Headquarters Battery (HHB), in Chicago, Illinois, for about a year as an enlisted soldier. From hereon, he decided to be transferred to 1744th Transportation Company in Robbins, Illinois, and remained with this military company until his military contract expired in February 2017.

****Private Sector Experience

In 2005, 2006 and second quarter of 2007, Jerico was under federal work-study program at BU as a Catholic Relief Services (CRS) university student ambassador.

A business processing outsourcing (BPO) company hired Jerico to become a virtual customer service representative (CSR) for a startup telecommunication company. In 2008, the BPO company promoted him into a part-time virtual business operations manager to assess and to evaluate inbound and outbound calls for quality assurance and training purposes. Jerico wrote recommendations on the contents of each call called process improvement in compliance with local, state, and federal  electronic communication and privacy laws. And then he resigned from his part-time job in seeking for a new job opportunity in finance and electronic trading.

Jerico had experienced trading equities and other financial derivatives for less than seven years. The company that he used to work for, would like to remain unanimous and confidential for privacy purposes of their strategies, processes, clients, and investors; unless a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) of the company is signed, witnessed and/or notarized. Also, he was involved with business startups, for instance, Grace Wellness Products as a financial consultant, and Save Wave Energy as an energy consultant, in which he had to learn the different phases and processes of “Lean Startup” in order to launch a new business model. He bootstrapped with his startups using imported skill sets from lean startup processes.

Possoro Capital LLC hired Jerico as an entry level analyst and deferred his employment status until he returned from deployment in Afghanistan under the provisions of the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rigths Act of 1994 (USERRA), as amended, pursuant to 38 U.S. Code § 4301 – 4335 and Pub. L. 103 – 353. After a year of association with the company, he was promoted into an associate in which he had to lead many analysts under his leadership. Eventually the company promoted him to chief information officer (CIO) and chief compliance officer (CCO) to oversee the company’s strategic operations; and then the company made him as a VP of Marketing to promote more investment deals.

Jerico founded QA Engineering Sales & Services (QAENGSS), LLC. QAENGSS was legally registered and operational in the State of Illinois. It also had two licenses in the City of Chicago to legally conduct business: Computer and electronic device repair and general contractor (from the Department of Buildings). The company’s general contractor license was limited or restricted to carpentry, masonry, and other trades. He only dealt with hoists and cranes; the scope of services and/or business activities that the electronic device repair license did not cover, were covered by the general contractor license.

In 2015, Jerico accepted temporary jobs or independent contracting projects. Jerico was a licensed life and health insurance agent in the State of Illinois between 2013 and 2016. He also advised his clients on certain investments related to insurance products. Grossinger Auto Group hired Jerico as a car salesman trainee; he learned basic car dealership operations, such as sales and marketing, trade-in-a-car, and customer credit assessment, except for sophisticated car repairs and other car services. Al Conference Production Limited was doing business as (DBA) American Leaders and Fleming., hired Jerico as an inside sales executive to promote upscale conferences to business delegates, companies, vendors, and/or exhibitors; he accepted a job offer to make outbound calls to generate sales for the company.

In winter of 2017, after a few months when Jerico left the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG), he applied for and hired by CPS as a part-time provisional certified substitute teacher and by United Ground Express (UGE) as a part-time CSR. As a substitute teacher, he provided educational assistance to students in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, bilingual, and special education; he also visited more than 75+ elementary schools and high schools citywide. See Jerico Matias Cruz’s Substitute Teaching Notes, etc. As a CSR, he provided customer service and luggage assistance to United Airlines customers in a lobby of Terminal 1 at the Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD).

In summer of 2018, Jerico founded another startup company named Quanta Strategies LLC. This startup company is legally registered and operational in the State of Illinois; it has a registered home-based business license in the City of Chicago. The core of the business operations is general consulting in particular with marketing, advertising, and public relations.

*****Civic Engagement & Community Service

Board of Education of the City of Chicago (the “Board”), CPS education system, issued a mandate for high school seniors to have at least 40 service learning hours to graduate in high school. Jerico accumulated 233 service learning hours throughout his high school years. He participated with many non-profit organizations in the City of Chicago: Project Exploration as a junior paleontologist and a dinosaur giant team member; Lincoln Park Zoo environmental science program as a student and an environmental science volunteer; Chicago Botanic Garden College First Program as an assistant instructor for Science First program; JHP Community Center’s Leadership Apprenticeship Mentoring Program (LAMP) as a student-tutor in collaboration with After School Matters program; and Mikva Challenge as a student and a campaign aide volunteer.

In 2005, 2006, and second quarter of 2007, Jerico started participating on community service in a nearby BU’s non-profit organization volunteer program called Harbor Light Hospice; he ended up volunteering for old and terminally ill people living in the hospice at the Beacon Hill Senior Living community as a direct patient care volunteer.

In 2007, Jerico privileged to help and to educate lawful permanent residents or green card holders to pass their U.S. citizenship via Albany Park Community Center (APCC), Adult Literacy Program.

Jerico provided humanitarian assistance for Chicago veterans, less invested communities and neighborhoods with the Mission Continues Chicago Service Platoons; he continued to volunteer with different non-profit organizations in the City of Chicago between 2014 and 2019.

In 2014, Jerico helped Chicago Second Service Platoon to tear down and to clean up a future child care center from the West side of Chicago in Austin neighborhood.

In 2014, Jerico supported aid station volunteers on giving away beverages, energy drinks, and fruits to registered triathletes in Downtown and Lakeshore Drive during the ITU World Triathlon-Chicago event.

In 2014 and 2015, Jerico participated with Chicago Second Service Platoon to organize and to operate at the Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center (JBVAMC) Food Pantry in Claremont Cottages neighborhood.

In 2014 and 2015, Jerico assisted the Law  Project as a pollwatcher during a municipal election; he gathered information to improve the voting process for the City of Chicago in  Chatham neighborhood; and he served as an election judge for county, state, and national during an election in Albany Park neighborhood.

In 2015, Jerico assisted Chicago Second Service Platoon with preparation for renovation project inside Bynum Island, Washington Park in Hyde Park neighborhood.

In 2015, Jerico served as a volunteer judge for the CPS’s NEIU Regional Science Fair for middle school students.

In 2016, Jerico participated with Chicago Second Service Platoon’s resurfacing project on the front wall building of Montclare Leyden Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 1284 in Montclare neighborhood.

In 2017, Jerico provided an artistic, emotional, and moral support to in-house visual artists with physical and mental disabilities at the Project Onward.

In 2017, Jerico supported registered runners and walkers on providing information and directions during the Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K.

In 2017, Jerico collaborated with Chicago Third Service Platoon on food preparation inside of the Inspiration Food Service kitchen for the homeless in Uptown neighborhood.

In 2017, Jerico supported an event of Chicago First Service Platoon on repacking food items for the Greater Chicago Food Depository (GCFD) in Archer Heights neighborhood.

In 2017, Jerico provided assistance on food preparation and grilling to the Home Court program with Breakthrough and Chicago Second Service Platoon in East Garfield Park neighborhood.

In 2017 and 2018, Jerico served as a volunteer judge of the Illinois Academic Decathlon State Championship for high school students or registered decathletes at the NEIU’s event.

In 2017, 2018 and early 2019, Jerico assisted staffs and other volunteers in Dog Town as a dog town volunteer level I at the PAWS Chicago.

In 2017, 2018 and early 2019, Jerico volunteered once a week at the Habitat for Humanity Chicago ReStore by receiving and processing donations, answering guest questions in the showroom and assisting with purchases.

In 2018, Jerico served as a volunteer judge at the CPS’s NEIU Regional Science Fair for middle school students.

In 2018, Jerico collaborated with Chicago Third Service Platoon’s service project for the physical education department of the Joplin Elementary School in Gresham neighborhood.

In 2018, Jerico was an election coordinator for the Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago (CBOE) in which he collaborated with election judges, field investigators, and poll watchers during a primary election for local, state, and national election in the State of Illinois at the Sokol Community Center.

In 2018 and 2019, Jerico worked jointly on developing or beautifying of the South Side Community Justice Garden by installing fence and building garden beds in Chatham neighborhood with the Cook County State’s Attorney Office volunteers; Chicago Police Officer volunteers; The Yellow Tractor Project volunteers; and Chicago First Service Platoon.

******Law & Legal Encounters

In June 2004, Jerico filed an original case incident report to CPD for his missing wallet inside AHS; CPD categorized it as a theft from building; and R.D. no. HK437093.

In August 2007, Jerico passed his examination for nursing assistant certification, which is regulated by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Healthcare Worker Registry; IDPH, Healthcare Worker Registry, application no. 401588.

In July 2009, Jerico was deployed to Afghanistan in support for the Operation of Enduring Freedom (OEF).

In July 2010, Jerico was released from active duty and received a “Character of Service” of honorable on his “Certificate of Release or Discharge” or U.S. Department of Defense (DD), also known as DD Form 214.

In March 2013, Jerico passed his examination for life and health insurance agent license, which is regulated by the Illinois Department of Insurance (IDOI); IDOI life and health insurance agent license no. 16905785.

In March 2015, Jerico’s company won a case after being sued by Automatic Anodizing Company. The civil case no. 2015M2001090 was filed at the second municipal district of Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County: Automatic Anodizing Company v. QA Engineering Sales & Services LLC. A few days after the civil case was adjudicated by a judge, unknown offenders stole QAENGSS’s commercial van in front of Jerico’s family home. A police report or an original case incident report was generated and categorized it as a motor vehicle theft with an R.D. no. HY192746.

In May 2015, Jerico applied for human rights investigator I to the State of Illinois Department of Central Management Services (SOI-CMS) at the Stratton Office Building in Springfield, Illinois via electronic submission.

In June 2015, Jerico filed an original case incident report for deceptive practice – financial identity theft over $300, in the 14th District CPD; unknown offender applied to become an UBER driver using Jerico’s personally identifiable information (PII); and R.D. no. JA371551.

In March 2016, Jerico provided his U.S. Army veteran records to the Cook County, Illinois Recorded of Deeds.

In September 2016, Jerico had a comprehensive drug test or urinalysis scheduled into a private hospital for pre-employment on a public service position; Jerico’s drug test results were NEGATIVE.

In October 2016, Jerico requested a bodycam footage and an original case incident report on three police officers of 17th District CPD who responded to an incident on September 21, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois 60630 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.; FOIA file no. P053208.

In October 2016, CPD FOIA response had no responsive records; FOIA file no. P053208.

In 2017, Jerico had at least one scheduled appointment to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to inquire about the time sensitive of QA Engineering Sales & Services, LLC and Possoro Capital, LLC tax returns and his individual tax returns from previous years at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois.

In 2017, Jerico walked-in and signed into the visitor log-in sheet more than two times to the Illinois Department of Revenue (IDOR) to inquire about the time sensitive of QA Engineering Sales & Services, LLC and Possoro Capital, LLC tax returns and his individual tax returns from previous years at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois.

In February 2017, Jerico received a “Character of Service”of honorable on his “National Guard Report of Separation and Record of Service” from ILARNG or National Guard Bureau (NGB), also known as NGB Form 22.

In March 2017, Jerico personally  requested his criminal record and history or rap sheet from the Chicago Police Department (CPD) Headquarters and Illinois State Police (ISP) Bureau of Identification by providing his fingerprint. CPD responded no results from their search via phone; ISP responded no record on file via mail.

In March 2017, Jerico requested his PII in particular with criminal records and investigative files between 2001 and 2017 through Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Privacy Act (PA) at the federal level from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), in Springfield, Virginia; DEA FOIA/PA file no. 17-00282.

In March 2017, DEA FOIA response had no results from their search via mail; DEA FOIA/PA file no. 17-00282.

In March 2017, Jerico requested his PII in particular with criminal records and investigative files between 2001 and 2017 through FOIA and PA at the federal level from the DOJ, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), in Washington, DC; ATF FOIA/PA file no. 2017-0564.

In March 2017, Jerico requested his PII in particular with criminal records and investigative files between 2001 and 2017 through FOIA and PA at the federal level from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), United States Secret Service (Secret Service), in Washington, DC; Secret Service FOIA/PA file no. 2017-1212.

In March 2017, Jerico requested his PII in particular with criminal records and investigative files between 2001 and 2017 through FOIA and PA at the federal level from the DOJ, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), in Washington, DC; FBI FOIA/PA file no. 1370499-000.

In April 2017, ATF FOIA/PA response had no results from their search via mail; ATF FOIA/PA file no. 2017-0564.

In April 2017, FBI FOIA/PA response had no results from their search via mail; FBI FOIA/PA file no. 1370499-000.

In April 2017, Jerico requested his PII in particular with criminal records and investigative files between 2001 and 2017 through Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. from ISP Freedom of Information Office in Springfield, Illinois; ISP FOIA file no. 17-0972.

In April 2017, Jerico requested his PII in particular with arrests, criminal records and investigative files between 2001 and 2017 through Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. from the CPD Freedom of Information Office in Chicago, Illinois; CPD FOIA file no. PO60870.

In May 2017, CPD FOIA response had no responsive records from their name search via mail; CPD FOIA file no. PO60870.

In May 2017, Jerico requested his PII in particular with criminal records and investigative files between 2001 and 2017 through Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. from the Cook County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) in Chicago, Illinois; CCSO FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In May 2017, CCSO FOIA response had no results from their search via mail; CCSO FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In June 2017, ISP FOIA response had no results from their search via mail; ISP FOIA file no. 17-0972.

In June 2017, Secret Service FOIA/PA response had no results from their search via mail; Secret Service FOIA/PA file no. 20171212.

In June 2017, Jerico had a drug test or urinalysis scheduled into a government hospital for second opinion; Jerico’s drug test results were NEGATIVE.

In July 2017, Jerico requested his PII in particular with criminal records and investigative files between 2001 and 2017 through FOIA and PA at the federal level from the U.S. Department of Treasury (USDT), Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), in Washington, DC; FinCEN FOIA/PA file no. 17-255-F.

In August 2017, FinCEN FOIA/PA response had no results from their search via mail; FinCEN FOIA/PA file no. 17-255-F.

In August 2017, Jerico requested his PII in particular with criminal records and investigative files during his military service between 2006 and 2017 through FOIA and PA at the federal level from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command (USACIDC), U.S. Army Crime Records Center (USACRC), in Quantico, Virginia; USACIDC FOIA/PA file no. FA17-4022.

In August 2017, USACIDC FOIA/PA response had no results from their search via mail; USACIDC FOIA/PA file no. FA17-4022.

In November 2017, Jerico received his substitute teaching license, which is regulated by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE); ISBE substitute teaching license no. 2399228.

In December 2017, Jerico filed an original case incident report for deceptive practice – financial identity theft over $300, in the 16th District CPD; unknown offender applied for VA benefits using Jerico’s PII; and R.D. no. JA555909.

In December 2017, Jerico applied for ISP terrorism research specialist trainee position to the SOI-CMS at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois 60601.

In December 2017, Jerico applied for financial institution examiner trainee position to the SOI-CMS at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois 60601.

In December 2017, Jerico applied for actuary I position to the SOI-CMS at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois 60601.

In December 2017, Jerico applied to the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs (IDVA) for veterans service officer (VSO) position through the SOI-CMS at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois 60601.

In December 2017, Jerico submitted his DD Form 214 to Mrs. Mary Monroe, an Illinois Veterans’ Preference coordinator, for employment with SOI-CMS in Springfield, Illinois via electronic mail.

In 2018, Jerico had at least one scheduled appointment to the IRS to inquire about the status of QA Engineering Sales & Services, LLC and Possoro Capital, LLC tax returns and his individual tax returns from previous years at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois 60604.

In 2018, Jerico walked-in and signed into the visitor log-in sheet more than two times to the IDOR to inquire about the status of QA Engineering Sales & Services, LLC and Possoro Capital, LLC tax returns and his individual tax returns from previous years at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois 60601.

In January 2018, Jerico received the results on his fingerprint from ISP and FBI criminal background check or rap sheet for CPS pre-employment as a substitute teacher and then he submitted them to the CPS Office of Safety and Security – Background Check Team. ISP responded no record on file; FBI responded no record on file.

In January 2018, Jerico completed his comprehensive urinalysis or drug screening for CPS pre-employment; Jerico’s drug test results were NEGATIVE.

In January 2018, Jerico received the results on his fingerprint from ISP and FBI criminal background check or rap sheet for pre-employment at UGE, a subsidiary company of the United Airlines Holdings Inc., as a CSR in order to obtain, access and use his security identification card at the Chicago ORD. ISP responded no record on file; FBI responded no record on file.

In January 2018, Jerico completed his comprehensive urinalysis or drug screening for UGE pre-employment; Jerico’s drug test results were NEGATIVE.

In February 2018, Jerico joined the Illinois Veterans’ History Project of the Illinois Secretary of State Veterans’ Advisory Council; the Illinois veterans project is digitally collected, archived and published by the Illinois State Library.

In March 2018, Jerico applied for procurement contract specialist to the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) in Downers Grove, Illinois.

In April 2018, Jerico requested his driving record from the Illinois Department of Motor Vehicles (IDMV); IDMV responded no supervisions on Jerico’s driving record.

In June 2018, Jerico passed the May 2018 CPD Law Enforcement Examination as a probationary police officer and received his test result from CPS HR Consulting (not affiliated to the Chicago Public Schools) via mail.

In June 2018, Jerico requested closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage and information about an incident in Terminal 1 at the Chicago ORD from the Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.; CDA FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In July 2018, CDA FOIA response had no results from their search via electronic mail; CDA FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In July 2018, CPD collected, received, and reported Jerico’s comprehensive drug tests, including urinalysis and forensic hair analysis drug test; Jerico’s pre-employment drug test results were NEGATIVE.

In August 2018, Jerico received the results on his fingerprint from ISP and FBI criminal background check or rap sheet for CPD pre-employment as a probationary police officer. ISP responded no record on file; FBI responded no record on file.

In August 2018, Jerico requested his PII in particular with criminal records and investigative files between 2001 and 2017 through FOIA and PA at the federal level from the DOJ, U.S. Marshals Service  (USMS), in Washington, DC; USMS FOIA/PA file no. 2018USMS33001.

In September 2018, Jerico filed an original case incident report for criminal theft – lost property, in the 16th District CPD; unknown offender pickpocketed Jerico’s wallet in Downtown area outside the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Randolph/Washington Blue line station; and R.D. no. JB447605.

In October 2018, Jerico filed a complaint to the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601, for employment discrimination against CPD when he applied for a probationary police officer; the charge file was automatically cross-filed to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC); and IDHR charge file no. 2019CF0641.

In November 2018, Jerico filed a complaint to IDHR for employment discrimination against SOI-CMS when he applied for an ISP terrorism research specialist trainee position at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601; the charge file was automatically cross-filed to the EEOC; and IDHR charge file no. 2019CF0712.

In 2019, Jerico walked-in and signed into the visitor log-in sheet at least one time to the IDOR to submit documents about identity theft at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois 60601.

In 2019, Jerico wrote an identity theft letter to the Board and CPS Headquarters.

In January 2019, Jerico requested a bodycam and an original case incident report on three police officers of 17th District CPD who responded to an incident on September 21, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois 60630 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.; CPD FOIA file no. P468308.

In January 2019, CPD FOIA response informed Jerico that 17th District CPD personnel were not equipped with bodycam until November 27, 2017; CPD FOIA file no. P468308.

In January 2019, Jerico requested a copy of QAENGSS’s commercial van registration from the Office of the Illinois Secretary of State, Chicago, Illinois 60630; license plate no. 1621311B; and vehicle identification no. 1FTSE34L64HA01287.

In March 2019, Jerico had a scheduled appointment to the IRS to inquire about the status of QA Engineering Sales & Services, LLC and Possoro Capital, LLC tax returns and his individual tax returns from previous years at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois 60604.

In April 2019, Jerico had a scheduled appointment to the IRS to inquire about the supporting documents that he submitted for identity theft at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois 60604.

In April 2019, Jerico filed a complaint against personnel of a CPD district to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) about writing and entering false addresses, demographics, and narratives on his original case incident reports and case supplementary reports and then COPA transferred the complaint to the CPD Bureau of Internal Affairs (BIA); COPA/BIA Complaint Log no. 2019 – 0000782.

In April 2019, Jerico wrote a Privacy Act letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) about an identity theft incident happened in 2014 that had been reported to JBVAMC VA Police.

In April 2019, Jerico filed a complaint against the Jefferson Park Post Office in Chicago, Illinois, about missing mails to the United States Postal Service (USPS) Office of Inspector General (OIG). USPS OIG Complaint Log no. UNKNOWN.

In May 2019, Jerico reported his PII was stolen by an unknown offender to commit credit card fraud on June 2012 according to the credit bureaus and to file VA benefits at JBVAMC on 2014 according to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA); 17th District CPD categorized it as a deceptive practice – financial identity theft over $300; and R.D. no. JC286824.

In June 2019, USMS FOIA/PA response had no results from their search via mail; USMS FOIA/PA file no. 2018USMS33001.

In June 2019, Jerico requested business licenses information from the Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) for the City of Chicago under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. for the following companies: QA Engineering Sales & Services, LLC, Possoro Capital, LLC, and Quanta Strategies, LLC; BACP FOIA file no. 19-FR-533.

In June 2019, BACP FOIA response was formal and slightly incomplete due to Possoro Capital, LLC unfounded or missing business license; BACP FOIA file no. 19-FR-533.

In July 2019, Jerico had a scheduled interview with BIA investigator about his complaint against the investigator’s colleagues. BIA investigator audio recorded the entire interview; COPA/BIA Complaint Log no. 2019 – 0000782.

In August 2019, Jerico requested information about calls made through the City of Chicago 311 services or non-emergency services about a gray Hyundai sedan, an undriveable non-resident car or a stolen car, parked outside his family home from the Office of Emergency Management and Communications for the City of Chicago (OEMC) under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq; OEMC FOIA file no. F191998-081619/F191999-081619.

In August 2019, OEMC FOIA response was formal and incomplete under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via mail; OEMC FOIA file no. F191998-081619.

In August 2019, Jerico passed the August 2019 CPD Law Enforcement Examination as a probationary police officer and received his test result from CPS HR Consulting (not affiliated to the Chicago Public Schools) via mail.

In August 2019, Jerico requested his paid volunteer work information for being an election judge in 2014 and election coordinator in 2018 with CBOE under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.; CBOE FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In August 2019, CBOE FOIA first response was incomplete under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via mail; CBOE FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In August 2019, Jerico walked-in, signed into visitor log-in sheet, and filed a “Request for Review” to the Illinois Human Rights Commission (HRC) for employment discrimination against SOI-CMS when he applied for an ISP terrorism research specialist trainee position at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois 60601; the charge file was automatically cross-filed to the EEOC; and IDHR charge file no. 2019CF0712.

In September 2019, CBOE FOIA second response was formal but incomplete under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via mail; CBOE FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In September 2019, Jerico applied for FBI Special Agent position.

In October 2019, Jerico participated on FBI Special Agent phase 1 assessment.

In November 2019, Jerico paid $30.00 to http://www.iosolutions.com for an ISP application form and applied to the ISP to become an Illinois State Trooper.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the San Francisco Police Department to become a police officer for the City and County of San Francisco, California.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the Los Angeles Police Department to become a police officer for the City of Los Angeles, California.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the  Miami Police Department to become a police officer staffing specialist for the City of Miami, Florida.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the  Highland Park Police Department to become a police officer for the City of Highland Park, Illinois.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the  Peoria Police Department to become a police officer for the City of Peoria, Illinois.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department to become a police recruit for the City of Las Vegas, Nevada.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the  San Antonio Police Department to become a police officer for the City of San Antonio, Texas.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the  Metro Nashville Police Department to become a police officer for the City of Nashville, Tennessee.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the  Arlington County Police Department to become a police officer for the Arlington County, Virginia.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the  Metropolitan Police Department to become a criminal research specialist in Washington, DC.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the  Department of Veterans’ Services to become a veteran peer coordinator in New York City, New York.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the New Orleans Police Department to become a police recruit in New Orleans, Louisiana.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department for sheriff positions in St. Louis, Missouri.

In November 2019, Jerico applied to the Transportation Security Administration for the Washington Dulles International Airport to become a transportation security specialist – canine explosive detector, in Loudoun County, Virginia.

In November 2019, Jerico passed the public service physical agility (PSPA) test or police officer wellness evaluation report (POWER) test at the Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.

In November 2019, Jerico was falsely accused and arrested for criminal offense of 720 ILCS 5/21-5, also known as Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land by ISP employees when he visited the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) for inquiring on his 2017 and 2019 complaints; for bringing medical records and evidence to complete all ongoing investigations that he filed against medical professionals, social workers, and a licensed professional counselor; ISP employees fingerprinted and interrogated Jerico on his gang affiliation, tattoo, scars, and other questions related to basic interrogation of a crime; Jerico replied to ISP employees, “I don’t have any tattoo. I’m not affiliated to any gang organization. I am not a gang member. I have scars from military service.”; Bail bond or I-Bond no. 6896767 for $1,500 and court date on December 4, 2019 at 1:00 PM; ISP employees released Jerico from their custody in less than an hour but more than 30 minutes; and the entire incident happened at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois 60601.

In November 2019, Jerico filed an ISP Citizen Complaint against ISP employees about their standard operating procedures (SOPs) and law enforcement practices in particular with unlawful arrest and false imprisonment; the incident happened at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601; and ISP/Division of Internal Investigations DII file no. IL19AA00002 (TN:78).

In November 2019, Jerico filed a complaint against ISP employees about their SOPs and law enforcement practices in particular with unlawful arrest and false imprisonment to the Office of Executive Inspector General for the Agencies of the Illinois Governor (OEIG); the incident happened at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois 60601; and OEIG Complaint no. 19-02368.

In November 2019, OEIG response determined that the complaint should be forwarded to ISP in order to properly address the allegations; OEIG states, “Any retaliatory action against the complainant who makes allegations of misconduct is strictly forbidden and may result in a violation of agency policy and/or State law;” and OEIG Complaint no. 19-02368.

In November 2019, the State Attorney of Cook County/Local Prosecutor had filed a complaint against Jerico with the Clerk of the Circuit Court; the State Attorney of Cook County/Local Prosecutor charged Jerico for criminal misdemeanor pursuant to 720 ILCS 5/21-5; and People of the State of Illinois v. Jerico Matias Cruz with criminal misdemeanor case no. 19122914601.

In December 2019, ISP/DII received Jerico’s complaint pertaining to an allegation of being falsely arrested for criminal offense of 720 ILCS 5/21-5, also known as Criminal Trespass to State Supported Land; ISP/DII completed their preliminary investigation and concluded the proper venue to address Jerico’s allegations would be the Cook County Criminal Court System; and ISP/DII file no. IL19AA00002 (TN:78).

In December 2019, Jerico had an initial appearance in front of the Honorable Judge Robert D. Kuzas. Also, special conditions of bail ordered were rendered by the Honorable Judge Kuzas before the court at the First Municipal District Branch 43 Room no. 1 of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County in Chicago, Illinois; People v. Cruz with criminal misdemeanor case no. 19122914601.

In December 2019, Jerico had a scheduled appointment to the IRS to inquire about the status of QA Engineering Sales & Services, LLC and Possoro Capital, LLC tax returns and his individual tax returns from previous years at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois 60604.

In January 2020, Jerico had a second appearance in front of the Honorable Judge Kuzas for “Answer to Discovery“; Jerico was a pro se litigant and had the right to have a legal counsel or an attorney before the court; Honorable Judge Kuzas read Jerico’s legal rights and the procedural consequences of bench trial; Jerico pleaded not guilty and waived his legal rights for jury trial. Two witnesses were cross-examined under oath during the bench trial; finally, after hearing all the facts, that is, cross-examining field report or written statement of ISP employees from both witnesses, Honorable Judge Kuzas gave a verdict for finding of not guilty with 30 days of supervision in favor of the defendant, Jerico; however, Honorable Judge Kuzas reversed his extended order for 30 days supervision and issued a new order of nunc pro tunc for 30 days supervision and eventually granted the motion to vacate the order of nunc pro tunc for 30 days supervision; therefore, Jerico’s criminal misdemeanor case no. 19122914601 was disposed; ISP employees’ criminal charge or arrest against Jerico was dismissed or unfounded; Jerico was neither “hostile and aggressive” nor “verbally abusive” when ISP employees and IDFPR employee approached and confronted him according to two witnesses; and neither Jerico violated any section of 720 ILCS 5/21-5 nor criminally trespassed James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois.

In January 2020, Jerico requested his PII in particular with his job applications or positions, Veterans Preference record(s), and correspondence regarding these position(s) or job title(s) like examination result(s), if there exists: (1) Veterans Service Officer, (2) Actuary I, (3) Financial Institution Examiner Trainee, and (4) Terrorism Research Specialist Trainee, from SOI-CMS under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; SOI-CMS FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In January 2020, Jerico requested his PII in particular with his nursing assistant certification information from the IDPH, Healthcare Worker Registry, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.; IDPH, Healthcare Worker Registry, application no. 401588; and IDPH FOIA file no. 1248.

In January 2020, IDPH FOIA response provided a copy of Jerico’s original application and other vital information under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; IDPH, Healthcare Worker Registry, application no. 401588; and IDPH FOIA file no. 1248.

In January 2020, Jerico requested his PII in particular with his life and health insurance agent information from the IDOI under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.; IDOI life and health insurance agent license no. 16905785; and IDOI FOIA file no. 20-FO-0052.

In January 2020, IDOI FOIA response provided a copy of Jerico’s original application and other vital information under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; IDOI life and health insurance agent license no. 16905785; and IDOI FOIA file no. 20-FO-0052.

In January 2020, Jerico requested HRC to furnish a copy of records of his PII submitted (if there exists) into HRC’s system of records for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; HRC FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In January 2020, Jerico walked-in, signed into visitor log-in sheet, and inquired about the current status of a Request for Review filing to the HRC for employment discrimination against Illinois CMS when he applied for an ISP terrorism research specialist trainee position at the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, Illinois 60601; the charge file was automatically cross-filed to the EEOC; and IDHR charge file no. 2019CF0712.

In March 2020, Jerico had a scheduled appointment to the IRS to inquire about the current status of Quanta Strategies, LLC tax return and his individual tax return at the John C. Kluczynski Federal Building in Chicago, Illinois 60604.

In March 2020, Jerico filed a complaint to IDHR for employment discrimination against the Board when he was employed as a substitute teacher with CPS; the charge file was automatically cross-filed to the EEOC; and IDHR charge file no. 2020CF1949.

In March 2020, Jerico requested ISBE FOIA Office to furnish a copy of his personal identifying information submitted (if there exists) into ISBE’s system of records for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; ISBE FOIA file no. F000103 – 022420.

In March 2020, ISBE FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of his military records and joint services transcript and not all his PII submitted into ISBE’s system of records under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; ISBE FOIA file no. F000103 – 022420.

In April 2020, Jerico applied for and received his Permanent Employee Registration Card (PERC) from IDFPR, which involved comprehensive ISP and FBI criminal background check; IDFPR PERC license no. 129449018.

In May 2020, Jerico requested 17th District CPD peace officer Vrentas and Alexander of their (original case incident report, if there is) bodycam footage(s) with audio inside and outside of Aldi at 3:20 PM on May 1, 2020 about wearing a mask in accordance with State of Illinois Governor’s Executive Order, as amended, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq.; Illinois Governor’s Executive Order No. 18, also known as Stay At Home Order Extension, superseded Executive Order No. 10; Did 17th District CPD peace officers violate Jerico’s constitutional rights for responding to store employee’s call about forcing him to wear a mask even though he did not violate City of Chicago Municipal Code, Illinois Criminal Statute and / or Illinois Governor’s Executive Order no. 18?; and CPD FOIA file no. P579782.

In May 2020, Jerico encountered Chicago Seafood City employees on whether or not they would call CPD peace officers and were properly implementing Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Social Distancing Guidelines and Illinois Governor’s Executive Order No. 18 Stay At Home Order Extension – Social Distancing (and wearing a mask?).

In May 2020, CPD FOIA response for releasing of a bodycam footage about enforcing a wearing a mask at Aldi without a probable cause in accordance with City of Chicago Municipal Code, Illinois Criminal Statute and / or Illinois Governor’s Executive no. 18 was denied under the provisions of 50 ILCS 706/10-20(b), also known as Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P579782.

In May 2020, Jerico requested the Public Access Counselor (PAC) of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office (ATG) to review a denied CPD FOIA file no. P579782 from releasing a bodycam footage about enforcing a wearing a mask at Aldi without a probable cause in accordance with City of Chicago Municipal Code, Illinois Criminal Statute and / or Illinois Governor’s Executive no. 18 under the provisions of 50 ILCS 706/10-20(b), also known as Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act via electronic mail; ATG PAC file no. 63025.

In May 2020, Jerico requested CPS and / or the Board’s Law Department to release his PII in particular with employee email information as a substitute teacher between January 1, 2018 and June 5, 2019 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPS FOIA file no. N008341 – 051720.

In May 2020, Jerico requested CPD Office of Freedom Information to release 17th District CPD peace officers Kathryn M. Canning and David M. Kowalski original case incident report, detectives’ case supplementary report and bodycam  footage(s) of the entire incident on February 25, 2019 at approximately 1:00 PM at the John M. Palmer Elementary School with an RD# JC165149 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P583660.

In June 2020, CPD FOIA response for RD# JC165149 provided Jerico an original case incident report and detectives’ case supplementary report, except for bodycam footage(s) of 17th District CPD peace officers Canning and Kowalski under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P583660.

In June 2020, CPS and / or the Board’s Law Department provided Jerico a partial or incomplete response to release his PII in particular with employee email information as a substitute teacher between January 1, 2018 and June 5, 2019 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPS FOIA file no. N008341 – 051720.

In June 2020, Jerico requested the PAC of the ATG to review a partial or an incomplete CPS FOIA file no. N008341 – 051720 from releasing his PII in particular with employee email information as a substitute teacher between January 1, 2018 and June 5, 2019 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; ATG PAC file no. 63424.

In June 2020, Jerico requested a separate FOIA request from CPD Office of Freedom Information to release 17th District CPD peace officers Kathryn M. Canning and David M. Kowalski bodycam footage(s) of the entire incident on February 25, 2019 at approximately 1:00 PM at the John M. Palmer Elementary School with an RD# JC165149 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P587115.

In June 2020, CPD FOIA response for RD# JC165149 provided Jerico an incomplete response or “no responsive records” for bodycam footage(s) of 17th District CPD peace officers Canning and Kowalski under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P587115.

In June 2020, Jerico requested the PAC of the ATG to review an incomplete CPD FOIA file no. P587115 from releasing a bodycam footage of 17th District CPD peace officers Canning and Kowalski under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. and 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq., also known as Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act via electronic mail; ATG PAC file no. UNKNOWN/PENDING.

In June 2020, Jerico requested ISP to furnish a copy of ISP Trooper Brian Kelliher and PSU Officer Rodriguez bodycam footage(s) and interrogation room CCTV footage of the entire incident on November 13, 2019 at approximately 3:20 PM at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601 with a Field Report no. F50-19-00254 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. via electronic mail; ISP FOIA file no. 20-1581.

In June 2020, Jerico requested CPS and / or the Board’s Law Department to release a copy of CCTV footage(s) at the John M. Palmer Elementary School on February 19, 2019 between 1:30 PM and 3:31 PM; on February 25, 2019 between 2:19 PM and 3:10 PM; and an incident involved responding 17th District CPD peace officers Kathryn M. Canning and David M. Kowalski on February 25, 2019 at approximately at 1:00 PM under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPS FOIA file no. N008430-062520.

In June 2020, Jerico requested CPD to furnish a copy of 17th District CPD peace officers SGT Jankowski and his two fellow officers (male and female) original case incident report, detective’s case supplementary report and bodycam footage(s) – under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. – when they responded from a 911 call at Chicago, IL 60630 on the evening of September 21, 2016 via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P588253.

In June 2020, Jerico requested OEMC for the City of Chicago to furnish copy of 911 call made on the evening of September 21, 2016 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; OEMC FOIA file no. F201402-062520.

In June 2020, Jerico requested OEMC for the City of Chicago to furnish an audio copy of 311 call made on August 8-10, 2019 between 10:00 AM and 12:00 PM about a nonresidential and stolen, parked and damaged on right front-side of hybrid and gray Hyundai sedan in front of his family home at Chicago, IL 60630 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; OEMC FOIA file no. F201403-062520.

In June 2020, Jerico requested OEMC for the City of Chicago to furnish a copy of audio or 911 calls made on July 31, 2017 between 1:00 PM and 5:30 PM at Uber Greenlight, 1401 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60642 with original case incident report and RD# JA371551 categorized as a deceptive practice – financial identity theft over $300 – for the following victim: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; OEMC FOIA file no. F201404-062520.

In July 2020, OEMC FOIA response provided Jerico an incomplete response on the 911 call made on September 21, 2016 at Chicago, IL 60630 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/ et seq. via electronic mail; OEMC FOIA file no. F201402-062520.

In July 2020, OEMC FOIA response provided Jerico a complete response, which includes a CPD Event Query Report and a copy of 3-11 call(s) on August 2019 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; OEMC FOIA file no. F201403-062520.

In July 2020, OEMC FOIA response provided Jerico an incomplete response on the 911 call made on July 2017 with an RD# JA371551 categorized as a deceptive practice – financial identity theft over $300 – for the following victim: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; OEMC FOIA file no. F201404-062520.

In July 2020, Jerico requested the PAC of the ATG to review an incomplete OEMC FOIA file no. F201402-062520 from releasing a 9-11 call made on September 21, 2016 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; ATG PAC file no. UNKNOWN/PENDING.

In July 2020, Jerico requested the PAC of the ATG to review an incomplete OEMC FOIA file no. F201404-062520 from releasing a 9-11 call made on July 31, 2017 with an RD# JA371551 categorized as a deceptive practice – financial identity theft over $300 – for the following victim: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; ATG PAC file no. 63698.

In July 2020, Jerico requested CPD to furnish a copy of 16th District CPD peace officers original case incident report, detective’s case supplementary report and bodycam footage(s) with RD#JB447605 (This RD# has a false demographics – race/ethnicity)for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz – under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. – via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P591933.

In July 2020, Jerico requested CPD to furnish a copy of 17th District CPD peace officers original case incident report, detective’s case supplementary report and bodycam  footage(s) with RD#JC286824 for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz – under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. – via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no P591934.

In July 2020, Jerico requested CPD to furnish a copy of sworn affidavit signed and dated, and recorded interview on July 2, 2019 with CPD Bureau of Internal Affairs investigator Jugo about a COPA complaint transferred on to his department for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz – under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. – via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P591932.

In July 2020, Jerico requested CPD to furnish a copy of 16th District CPD peace officers original case incident report, detective’s case supplementary report and bodycam  footage(s) with RD# HY192746 (This RD# has a wrong street number and a false demographics – race/ethnicity) for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz; Former Partner/Owner: QA Engineering Sales & Services LLC (QAENGSS) – under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. – via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P591935.

In July 2020, Jerico responded to SOI-CMS FOIA Officer about the specifics of his IL FOIA request submitted in January 2020 to furnish a copy of records of his job applications, veterans preference record(s), and email correspondence with Mrs. Mary Monroe, an Illinois Veterans Preference Coordinator, for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; SOI-CMS FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In July 2020, Jerico responded to HRC FOIA Officer about the specifics of his IL FOIA request submitted in January 2020 to furnish a copy of records of his “Request for Review” of his discrimination charge file against SOI-CMS transferred from IDHR to HRC under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; IDHR charge file no. 2019CF0712; and HRC FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In July 2020, Jerico requested IDHR to furnish a copy of records of his walk-in visits between 2018 and 2020 from IDHR’s visitor log-in sheet at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601 with IDHR’s system of records under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; IDHR FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In July 2020, Jerico requested HRC to furnish a copy of records of his walk-in visits between 2018 and 2020 from HRC’s visitor log-in sheet at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601 with HRC’s system of records under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; HRC FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In July 2020, Jerico requested IDOR to furnish a copy of records of his walk-in visits between 2017 and 2020 from IDOR’s visitor log-in sheet at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601 with IDOR’s system of records under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; IDOR FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In July 2020, Jerico requested CPS and / or the Board’s Law Department to furnish a copy of walk-in visits on the visitor log-in sheet at the John M. Palmer Elementary School on February 19, 2019 and February 25, 2019 for the following name: Full Name: Jerico M. Cruz, under the  provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic email; CPS FOIA file no. N008508-070920.

In July 2020, Jerico partially discloses his first tranche of employment records from CPS: (1) Email from Substitute Services to Jerico for blocking him from AESOP or Frontline Education, (2) Jerico’s letter to petition the DO NOT HIRE Committee to remove DNH designation from his employment records with the Office of Employee Engagement, and (3) A letter from CPS Equal Opportunity Compliance Office (EOCO) corresponding to Jerico’s filing a complaint of employment discrimination against CPS employees. See Jerico Matias Cruz’s Substitute Teaching Notes, etc.

In July 2020, Jerico partially discloses his second tranche of employment records from CPS: (1) A letter from the Board/CPS Office of Inspector General (OIG) dated on February 7, 2019 – OIG Case no. 18 – 01694, (2) A letter from the Board/CPS OIG dated on February 14, 2019 – OIG Case no. 18 – 01694, and (3) A name tag received from the Board/CPS OIG on March 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM appointment for an interview. See Jerico Matias Cruz’s Substitute Teaching Notes, etc.

In July 2020, IDOR FOIA response provided Jerico a partial copy of records of walk-in visits between 2017 and 2020 from IDOR’s visitor log-in sheet at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601 with IDOR’s system of records under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; IDOR FOIA file no UNKNOWN.

In July 2020, CPD FOIA response provided Jerico a CLEAR Data Service Calls of 9-11 calls from domestic disturbance/well-being check on September 21, 2016 and not 17th District CPD peace officers SGT Jankowski and his two fellow officers (male and female) original case incident report, detective’s case supplementary report and bodycam  footage(s) under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P588253.

In July 2020, ISP FOIA response provided Jerico “no responsive records” on Trooper Brian Kelliher and PSU Officer Rodriguez bodycam footage(s) and interrogation room CCTV footage of the entire incident on November 13, 2019 at approximately 3:20 PM at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601 with a Field Report no. F50-19-00254 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. via electronic mail; ISP FOIA file no. 20-1581.

In July 2020, CPD FOIA response provided Jerico a redacted and copy of 17th District CPD peace officers original case incident report, detective’s case supplementary report with RD#JC286824 for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz – under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. – via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no P591934.

In July 2020, Jerico discloses his comprehensive public search criminal background checks and screening, and education and employment verification submitted and outsourced by UGE, a subsidiary company of United Airlines Holdings Inc., on January 15, 2018 to Sterling Talent Solutions, which is completed on January 19, 2018 for part-time employment at the Chicago ORD.

In July 2020, SOI-CMS FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of records of his job applications and veterans preference record(s), except for email correspondence with Mrs. Mary Monroe, an Illinois Veterans Preference Coordinator, for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; SOI-CMS FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In July 2020, Jerico requested the PAC of the ATG to review an incomplete SOI-CMS FOIA response from releasing email correspondence with Mrs. Mary Monroe, an Illinois Veterans Preference Coordinator, for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; ATG PAC file no. 64026.

In July 2020, Jerico requested the PAC of the ATG to review an ISP FOIA file no. 20-1581 from releasing Trooper Brian Kelliher and PSU Officer Rodriguez bodycam footage(s) and interrogation room CCTV footage of the entire incident on November 13, 2019 at approximately 3:20 PM at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601 with a Field Report no. F50-19-00254 under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. via electronic mail; ATG PAC file no. 64027.

In July 2020, Jerico requested the PAC of the ATG to review a CPD FOIA file no. P588253 from releasing 17th District CPD peace officers SGT Jankowski and his two fellow officers (male and female) original case incident report, detective’s case supplementary report and bodycam footage(s) under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. via electronic mail; ATG PAC file no. 64028.

In July 2020, CPD FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of 16th District CPD peace officers original case incident report and detective’s case supplementary report, excluding a bodycam footage(s) due to nonexistent of Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. in 2015 with RD# HY192746 (This RD# has a wrong street number and a false demographics – race/ethnicity) for the following name:Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz; Former Partner/Owner: QA Engineering Sales & Services LLC (QAENGSS) – under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., – via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P591935.

In July 2020, CPD FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of sworn affidavit signed and dated, and recorded interview on July 2, 2019 with CPD Bureau of Internal Affairs investigator Jugo about a COPA complaint transferred on to his department for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz – under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. – via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P591932.

In July 2020, HRC FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of records of his walk-in visits between 2018 and 2020 from IHRC’s visitor log-in sheet at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601 with HRC’s system of records under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; HRC FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In July 2020, IDHR FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of records of his walk-in visits between 2018 and 2020 from IDHR’s visitor log-in sheet at the James R. Thompson Center, Chicago, Illinois 60601 with IDHR’s system of records under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; IDHR FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In August 2020, CPD FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of 16th District CPD peace officers original case incident report and detective’s case supplementary report, excluding bodycam footage(s) with RD#JB447605 (This RD# has a false demographics – race/ethnicity) for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz – under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq., and Illinois Law Enforcement Officer-Worn Body Camera Act or 50 ILCS 706/10 et seq. – via electronic mail; CPD FOIA file no. P591933.

In August 2020, Jerico partially discloses his third tranche of employment records from CPS: (1) An investigative conference letter from CPS Office of Employee Engagement, (2) Email correspondence with the Board Deputy General Counsel about CCTV footage, and (3) Email correspondence with John M. Palmer Elementary School‘s principal. See Jerico Matias Cruz’s Substitute Teaching Notes, etc.

In August 2020, Jerico requested Chicago Public Library (CPL) to furnish a copy of Mayfair Branch Library’s weekly schedule for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In August 2020, Jerico requested CPL to furnish a copy of Jefferson Park Branch Library’s weekly schedule for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In August 2020, Jerico requested CPL to furnish a copy of Albany Park Branch Library’s weekly schedule for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In August 2020, Jerico requested CPL to furnish a copy of Sulzer Regional Library’s weekly schedule for the following name: Full Name: Jerico Matias Cruz, under the provisions of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In August 2020, CPL FOIA response did not provide Jerico a copy of Mayfair Branch Library’s weekly schedule pursuant to Section 8.5(a) of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In August 2020, CPL FOIA response did not provide Jerico a copy of Jefferson Park Branch Library’s weekly schedule pursuant to Section 8.5(a) of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In August 2020, CPL FOIA response did not provide Jerico a copy of Albany Park Branch Library’s weekly schedule pursuant to Section 8.5(a) of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In August 2020, CPL FOIA response did not provide Jerico a copy of Sulzer Regional Library’s weekly schedule pursuant to Section 8.5(a) of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In September 2020, CPL FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of Mayfair Branch Library’s weekly schedule pursuant to Section 8.5(b) of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In September 2020, CPL FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of Jefferson Park Branch Library’s weekly schedule pursuant to Section 8.5(b) of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In September 2020, CPL FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of Albany Park Branch Library’s weekly schedule pursuant to Section 8.5(b) of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

In September 2020, CPL FOIA response provided Jerico a copy of Sulzer Regional Library’s weekly schedule pursuant to Section 8.5(b) of Illinois FOIA or 5 ILCS 140/1 et seq. via electronic mail; CPL FOIA file no. UNKNOWN.

*******Political Engagement

On April 10, 2022, Jerico formally launches his political campaign to run for the U.S. House of Representatives, IL – 5th Congressional District, via the U.S. Federal Election Commission (FEC) registration.

On April 10, 2022, Jerico files his FEC Form 2, also known as Statement of Candidacy 2022, with FEC-1579566

On April 11, 2022, Jerico files his FEC Form 1, also known as Statement of Organization 2022, with FEC-1579961

On April 13, 2022, Jerico files his amended FEC Form 2 with FEC-1581446

On April 13, 2022, Jerico files his amended FEC Form 1 with FEC1581463

On July 5, 2022, Jerico mails his FEC Form 3 from Jefferson Park Post Office to the Federal Election Commission, which is located at 1050 First Street, N.E., Washington D.C. 20463.

On July 5, 2022, USPS Tracking System for Jerico Matias Cruz’s, U.S. House of Representative Candidate 2022, 811 Petition Forms and other documents indicate “Delivered” to the Illinois State Board of Elections located at 2329 S MacArthur Blvd, Springfield, Illinois 62704.

On July 6, 2022, Jerico releases the first trailer for the “Independent Candidate: A Short Documentary Film

On July 12, 2022, the U.S. Federal Election Commission physically received and processed an original paper filing of Jerico Matias Cruz’s FEC Form 3 for July Quarterly 2022 Filing and Reporting. Please visit and review his paper filing: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00812305/?tab=filings

On September 26, 2022, Jerico publishes the List of Candidates for November 8, 2022 General Election, Proposed Amendment to the Illinois Constitution, and Referenda List. 

On September 29, 2022, State of Illinois’s statewide “Vote By Mail” begins today for midterm elections or November 8, 2022 General Elections. 

On October 9, 2022, Jerico will release his new book entitled “On Politics of 21st Century First Edition” on Amazon Kindle. Hardcover and paperback copies are subject to be announced at this moment. 

Footnote(s):

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**Detailed information can be referenced back to education, license+certification, and gallery+photos navigation tab or icon.

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****Detailed information can be referenced back to professional record, experience, license+certification, and education navigation tab or icon.

*****Detailed information can be referenced back to professional record, volunteer, gallery+photos, and education navigation tab or icon.

******Detailed information can be referenced back to government record, professional record, and license+certification navigation tab or icon.

*******Detailed information can be referenced back to Jerico Matias Cruz for US Congress and experience navigation tab or icon.

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