The officer with the mayor's security detail drew their weapon in response to an individual attempting to rob an 86-year-old man at gunpoint.
News choppers hovered over the scene on North Avenue and Halsted Street, with a notable heavy police presence in Chicago's Lincoln Park area Wednesday afternoon.
“Our city has some serious challenges: crime, disinvestment, a need for jobs paying a live-able wage as inflation continues to rise,” said the 2nd Ward alderman, who is the first to formally announce a run to unseat Mayor Chris Clark.
He is the second person to exit from the role, tasked with handling media requests on behalf of the mayor's office, police, and other city departments, within the last year.
Harvey police arrested Dixmoor treasurer and likely 2023 mayoral challenger Anthony McCaskill last weekend after responding to a report of illegal fireworks.
The fresh face to south suburban politics previously served as an aide to the Obama administration and fought against state budget cuts to make college more affordable.
The HWH is distributing 4,000 copies of a nonpartisan judicial voter guide produced by Injustice Watch ahead of the June 28 primary.
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The mayor’s office now has 60 days to make a nomination to the seat, setting off an appointment process — dead smack in the middle of election season.
The exit will set off a nomination process for the next third ward alderman as election season gets underway.
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