Chicago Mayor Takes Summer Vacation After Ordering Cops To Cancel Theirs

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has taken off with her wife and daughter for a week-long vacation in Maine.

Chicago, IL – Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is kicking back on vacation with her wife and daughter in Maine, despite having ordered the city’s police officers to cancel any of their summer travel plans.

Lightfoot publicly accosted Chicago Police First Deputy Superintendent Anthony Riccio – the department’s second in command – after he refused to follow her order that he and other top brass cancel their pre-planned vacations back in June, WGN reported.

Superintendent Riccio blew off Lightfoot’s directive, and took his pre-planned family trip to Aruba despite her edict that all non-union police officials, known as “exempts,” should plan to stay in the city through the summer months, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The superintendent’s trip was “approved and paid for in October of 2018, prior to the mayoral transition,” Chicago Police Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi noted. “Superintendent Johnson approved the first deputy taking this time off given arrangements were previously approved.”

Lightfoot heard about Deputy Superintendent Riccio’s vacation from reporters and immediately expressed her displeasure.

“That would be incredibly disappointing to me if that happened because I gave a very specific directive that no exempt should be taking vacation during the summer,” Lightfoot said at the time. “So, if that happened, that’ll be something that we have to have a serious conversation about.”

“The exempts have to set the example,” she declared, according to WGN. “And the example of doing something the mayor has directed them not to do is highly problematic.”

While visiting a police strategic command center on Aug. 15, Lightfoot discussed the personal sacrifices she makes as a public servant.

“People tell me all the time to ‘oh you’re so busy and you should take time off,’ [but] it’s really important for me to be visible,” she claimed.

Lightfoot departed on her week-long vacation just days later, even though 22 people were wounded and 3 were murdered in a series of shootings across the city this past weekend, WGN reported.

Another seven people were killed and 46 were wounded during shootings that took place over the first weekend in August, according to WBBM.

“While the mayor is away, she is in communication with CPD multiple times a day, including providing direction during today’s accountability meeting with CPD and is prepared to return to Chicago at a moment’s notice should she need to,” Lightfoot’s spokesperson, Anel Ruiz, told WGN.

Ruiz said that Lightfoot’s order that command staff refrain from taking any personal time still stands.

“The mayor has made clear her expectations about the use of vacation time for the Chicago Police Department,” Ruiz continued. “She also made it clear that ensuring the safety of all Chicagoans is her top priority.”

Comments (118)
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flybynight
flybynight

Do as I say, not as I do bitches. You voted for it chitcargo, enjoy it.

SF-Medic
SF-Medic

If it weren't for double standards, they wouldn't have any.

Watcher 1
Watcher 1

Typical ghetto hoodrat.

flybynight
flybynight

Anyone seen LCD or Booger's?

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

Fatfuck European American Chris Christie did similar a couple years ago. She's just acting like a politician.

tfort
tfort

She is the boss. The cops answer to her, not the other way around.

reverett456117502
reverett456117502

Boy, she's really doing a bang-up job in Chicago I see???? Sad to admit she's from Ohio, we usually have good people, who support BLUE......she really needs to be unelected as soon as possible! She's NOT GOOD for Chicago!

Kmcwilliams116
Kmcwilliams116

POS. Expected, like they DO NOT stand behind our OFFICERS. Just like Jackson, Ms. 🙏💙🙏💙

Trueferblue
Trueferblue

"Do as I say do. Not as I DO-DO"! TFN.

Hollink31
Hollink31

Twat

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

she is fast becoming the poster child for the lack of ethics, professionalism , and common sense among black politicians.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Did I read that right? "with her wife and daughter in Maine" She's gay with a child? Bad enough she's a cop hater. Funny how she goes to the 2nd whitest state in America for a vacation.

TopDocBo
TopDocBo

OMG, the hypocrisy is pungent. .

Wolfman2253
Wolfman2253

Typical of the socialist Kommisar, I am Special the minions need not concern themselves with my doings simply follow my edicts...Chiraq rats in politics

B.Allen
B.Allen

She sounds just like the typical Democrat!!

helpmedonna
helpmedonna

Her "wife?" That's some sick shit right there.

gfc1963
gfc1963

And I bet she filled the quota by being a lesbian?? Its okay for her to have holidays but not the men and women who risk their lives everyday?? The hypocrisy is strong with this one.

Wish505
Wish505

Ghetto queen supreme, makes one wonders how much she is skimming of the city.

Retired_Cop
Retired_Cop

She apparently missed the part of the leadership symposium where they talked about not making stupid decisions and then following up with stupid actions...

Stanracer
Stanracer

She wants the members to cancel their vacations. She should set an example.

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

Just curious if that scumbag mayor was willing to pay the "exempt" back for his already paid for trip? Worthless left wing POS. Unless that useless mayor has declared a state of emergency she can't say squat about vacations

magnumforc
magnumforc

A lesbian mayor who hates cops...what else is new?

Jim H. - Virginia US
Jim H. - Virginia US

Lightfoot returned to the public sector in 2015, when Mayor Rahm Emanuel appointed her to replace 19-year incumbent Demitrius Carney as President of the Chicago Police Board. The board's main responsibility is to make recommendations for or against disciplinary action on certain disputed cases of police misconduct.[25] Under Lightfoot's leadership, the board became more punitive, firing officers in 72% of its cases.

NFPD103
NFPD103

it's clear the city doesn't even need a Mayor, it hasn't run right for over fifty years what's one more week, those citizens have killing each other down to a science, they can do it just fine without her.

JMK2244
JMK2244

Wow. Just wow. Would like to see the people of Chicago take back their city. And getting rid of this so-called Mayor might be a start!

bill fuse
bill fuse

Sounds like socialism to me.... tell others what to do, but I don’t have to do the same. Cuz I’m special.

Mumsy
Mumsy

What the hell is happening in Chicago??? The police department is falling apart and they city is run by this loser of a Mayor??? This city is about as low as a city can get! I hope some smart people start to run this city, somewhere other than down.

HAWAIIBLUE
HAWAIIBLUE

Shit I’m glad I don’t have to answer to her ugly ass. Poor excuse for a mayor.

BerettaAPX
BerettaAPX

The liberal elite....their rules don't apply to them.

DR226
DR226

Where in Maine, BangWhore? " She's a legend in her own mind". Must be proud to be voted in by gangbangers. Arrogant, entitled POS.

LynnSB
LynnSB

What a Disgusting POS -- Great Choice Chicago --

Anomie88
Anomie88

She provides direction daily? What kind of direction could this person possibly give to the police commanders...except the wrong kind of direction.

VGC
VGC

What else would you expect from a piece of sht demorat?? It could care less how many murders, muggings or rapes happen every single day in that sewer city! It should never be allowed to go anywhere out of the sewer city limits

tfort
tfort

Then run for office and taker job from her.

Patriot1midwestern
Patriot1midwestern

Do devilcRAT's not see the hypocrisy and speak up...? Is there no shame left in dem's?

Lbw654
Lbw654

“Do as I say not as I do” of course, she’s a total hypocrite as usual. She should be focused on the shootings that happen in Chiraq everyday.

DarkWindChaser
DarkWindChaser

Just like every typical politician cares more about herself than the people she serves! Greedy!

RCK
RCK

If upper ranks are 'exempts' and should set the example, she, as the highest-ranking leader in the city, should never do what she forbids other 'examples' to do. Her vacation bespeaks her unfit for office, and certainly unfit for overall control of CPD.

mbfritz
mbfritz

Unfreaking real! She talks about leadership needing to set an example?! Shame on her! I feel so bad for the LEOs in that city!

PB62
PB62

Chicago needs to get smart. Stop voting for these idiots.

hoss377
hoss377

Well you know some pigs are more equal than others?

Louisp78
Louisp78

Seriously the Police Department should stop protecting her and her cronies when they are actually in town. Let them fend for themselves like everyone else.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

she needs to go on a permanent vacation