The now 14-member caucus has existed for a decade but was formally incorporated last year by its eight members, Ald. Joe Moreno (1st), Ald. George Cardenas (12th), Ald. Rick Munoz (22nd), Ald. Roberto Maldonado (26th), Ald. Ariel Reboyras (30th), Ald. Ray Suarez (31st), Solis and Colon.
Colon, who had served as vice chairman for the last year, was unanimously elected by the other seven founding members in a vote this week.
The caucus has since come to include six non-Latino alderman who represent wards with large Latino populations. They are Ald. John Pope (10th), Ald. Marty Quinn (13th), Ald. Ed Burke (14th), Ald. Toni Foulkes (15th), Ald. Michael Zalewski (23rd), Ald. Deb Mell (33rd), and Ald. Nicholas Sposato (36th).
Colon shared the news with his constituents in a newsletter.
"I am extremely honored to be selected by my peers to expand and support the great work we have accomplished so far," he wrote.