His great-grandfather Hilario Vera settled in Aurora in 1918 and made his home in the First Ward. Alderman Emmanuel Llamas is proud to continue his family’s legacy of service to the community as he begins his first term as alderman.
Born and raised in Aurora’s First Ward, Llamas is a proud graduate of East Aurora High School’s Class of 2005. He matriculated to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in 2009. He then earned a Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University in 2012 and went on to earn a Juris Doctorate degree from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2015.
Llamas regularly speaks to elementary school and high school classrooms about the importance of education as a means of overcoming adversity and mentors younger students in the Boys II Men mentoring organization.
A practicing attorney, Llamas is currently an associate at the law firm of Dreyer, Foote, Streit, Furgason in Aurora. He is committed to serving the legal needs of local businesses and families in Aurora and the surrounding communities, including Spanish-speakers.
He and his fiancé, Jazmine, will be married later this year.