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Emanuel Speaks Out On Son's Mugging

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 6, 2015 2:45PM

Photo credit: City of Chicago/Brooke Collins

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed his son Zach's mugging last month during a Monday news conference. "Zach is doing fine," the mayor said. "I can't say that about his parents."

Zach Emanuel, 17, was mugged near the Emanuel's North Center home Dec. 19. The assailants got away with Zach Emanuel's cellphone, and he was treated for cuts and bruises at home. Emanuel wouldn't offer any other details about his son's condition, citing privacy concerns, but did say the robbery highlighted "blind spots" on his block that Chicago Police needed to rectify. Police are assigned to monitor the front and back of the Emanuel home and there are security cameras on each end of the block where the Emanuels live, but the area has also been the scene for several other crimes, including a burglary of a car parked near Emanuel's security detail last month.

Emanuel expressed confidence Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy and CPD would tighten security "for everyone in the city, not just us."