Delivery Driver Carjacked by Armed Man Near Lori Lightfoot’s Chicago Home

A food delivery driver was robbed at gunpoint and had his car stolen by an armed carjacker less than a block from the Chicago home of Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

According to Chicago police, the incident occurred around 10:50 pm on Monday night.

A delivery driver was confronted by an armed man in the 2600 block of North St. Louis, less than a block from the mayor’s Wrightwood Avenue home.

Lightfoot is well protected by a security detail, but her neighbors, and the rest of Chicago’s residents, have to live in the wild west.

The armed robber took off in the driver’s gold 2004 Infiniti.

The car was later pinged on a license plate reader near 63rd Street Chicago police said.

Lightfoot insists her plan to stop crime is working but with the election a month away she is running out of time.

“Anybody who tells you there’s an easy solution to crime — fire the superintendent, do this or do that — they’re not being honest and they either don’t know about public safety or they’re not being honest,” Lightfoot said.

“We’ve got challenges no question about it, but we are aggressively going after it every single day.

“Chicagoans rightfully will hold me accountable for everything that I do.

“Obviously public safety being one of them.”

But it seems the main part of Lightfoot’s plan is to hide the truth from Chicago residents.

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The mayor also defends her controversial decision to encrypt police radio transmissions, a move that would block the public from listening live and would delay media access by 30 minutes.

WGN asked Lightfoot what evidence there is that criminals are using police radio transmissions.

“Well, listen, I saw it with my own eyes,” she said.

“I made a determination that for the safety of our city, for the safety of our first responders we had to have encrypted transmissions, a slight little delay is all we’re talking about, but again, I’m happy to continue those discussions.

“But, first and foremost they have to include officer safety and public safety.”

The Fraternal Order of Police said they opposed it and a spokesperson for Congressman Chuy Garcia, who is also a mayoral candidate, said hiding police transmissions will make us less safe and prevent the news from doing their jobs.

“Spoken like someone who doesn’t know anything about public safety, and spoken like somebody who has embraced defunding the police,” Lightfoot said.

“So it’s rich that somebody who has wrapped their arms around the defunding the police movement is now criticizing a former federal prosecutor on public safety.

“I don’t need a lesson from a guy like that.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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