Mayor: CPD officer who took vacation against her mandate will face consequences
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is promising further action against one of CPD's top brass for taking a summer vacation.
First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio took a trip this month fter the mayor issued a mandate ordering no high ranking officers to take trip during the summer months. The summer is typically a time of increased violence in Chicago.
"It shouldn't have happened. I gave a very specific directive. The summertime is the most challening time in our city for public safety and no one should have taken a vaction," Lightfoot said Saturday.Read the full article
Son of Chicago firefighter found dead with stab wounds near burning car
The son of a Chicago firefighter was found dead Saturday morning near a burning vehicle, according to city police and a source familiar with the situation.
Firefighters were called at 6 a.m. to the 7900 block of South Ingleside Avenue in Chatham for a car fire. A charred, maroon van was seen behind a building by Saturday afternoon.
The body of Tyler Bernicky, 25, was found lying on a sidewalk nearby, according to police and the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office.Read the full article
Cars stuck in floodwaters in north suburbs
Powerful storms led to flooding in the north suburbs on Saturday.
Multiple underpasses in Highland Park were flooded with at least a foot of water. At least one woman's car died in the water after she tried to drive through it.Read the full article