Wow! Times are truly hard and the Mayor of Chicago is feeling it in his own back yard. Mayor Rahm Emanuel‘s teenage son was injured during a robbery near his home Friday night, a City Hall spokeswoman confirmed.
Two men approached a juvenile male in the 4200 block of North Hermitage Avenue about 10:05 p.m., said Officer Janel Sedevic, a Chicago Police spokeswoman. Police did not provide the boy’s age.
The pair went through the boy’s pockets, taking his cell phone before fleeing, Sedevic said.
Kelley Quinn, an Emanuel spokeswoman confirmed the mayor’s 17-year-old son, Zach, was the victim of a robbery.
“Yesterday evening Mayor Emanuel’s son Zach was assaulted in a robbery during which his phone was stolen. He sustained injuries that required medical treatment, but was able to join the family for a long planned trip,” she said in an emailed statement. “The Mayor’s focus is on his son’s well-being, and as parents, he and Amy ask that the media respect their family’s privacy at this time.”
The Tribune, citing police reports, and the Sun-Times, citing a source, both reported Zach Emanuel suffered injuries, including a fat lip and a chipped tooth after being put in a chokehold and punched.
No one is in custody and Area North detectives are investigating.
While the mayor’s house is constantly monitored by police, several attacks have occurred nearby.