Illinois Mayor’s Security Team Has Daytime Shootout in Chicago, Stops Armed Robbery of 86-Year-Old Man

The security team for an Illinois suburb’s mayor has been caught in a daytime shootout with criminals in Chicago and managed to stop the armed robbery of an 86-year-old man.

Mayor Christopher Clark, of Chicago suburb Harvey, was in the Old Town section of the city around 2 p.m. yesterday.

They saw a masked man pointing a gun at an 86-year-old man while in the process of a crime.

The security detail opened fire and stopped the brazen daytime robbery.

The Harvey mayor’s office issued a statement that said:

“On Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at approximately 1:55 PM in Chicago’s old town neighborhood, Mayor of Harvey’s executive security detail observed a person wearing a black ski mask exiting a black jeep with black tinted windows and pointing a gun.

“In an effort to protect the mayor the detail exited their vehicle.

“The masked man turned towards the detail with his gun pointed.

“The detail fired his gun at the assailant, striking his vehicle. The assailant returned to the vehicle and sped off.

“The officer was not struck by gunfire. Mayor Clark was not harmed in this incident.”

The news comes as violent crimes continue to spiral out of control under Chicago’s Democrat Mayor Lori Lightfoot.

The huge spike in crime has caused a number of major companies, including Boeing Co., Caterpillar, and hedge-fund firm Citadel LLC, to move their headquarters out of Chicago.

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With the city’s finances in shambles and with massive unfunded pension obligations, Chicago cannot afford an exodus of key businesses.

As Slay News reported, McDonald’s Chief Executive Officer Chris Kempczinski said he is having a hard time attracting talent to Chicago but is staying for now.

Kempczinski said:

“Everywhere I go, I’m confronted by the same question. ‘What’s going on in Chicago?’

“There is a general sense out there that our city is in crisis.

“The truth is, it’s more difficult today for me to convince a McDonald’s executive to relocate to Chicago from one of our other offices than it was just a few years ago.

“It’s more difficult for me to recruit a new employee to McDonald’s to join us in Chicago than it was in the past.”

“We see every single day in our restaurants what’s happening at society at large.

“It’s not going to be something that McDonald’s can solve on its own.

“We need to be able to do it with the public sector as well.”

“That’s one of the things about McDonald’s.

“Whatever’s happening in society, good or bad, you can be sure it’s happening at McDonald’s.”

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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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