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.”

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THEDUKE
THEDUKE

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

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Excalibr4
Excalibr4

Marion Barry held that position, for many years. He got busted for buying crack from a Federal agent. Did 6 months in prison, then got reelected! As the mayor of our nation's capital! That made us the laughing stock of every other developed country in the world.

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

Hi E4, Ugh, don't remind me of Marion Barry. I lived in the DC metro area during his tenure. Biggest POS black politician who survived for well over a decade.....besides being busted for buying crack he was also filmed on camera smoking crack and associating with hookers...yet as you say still got re elected ....and you just cant lead a horse to water to make him drink ......If they are that utterly stupid to re elect a POS like Barry it shows that little has changed with Lightfoot. Now those who elected her can wring their hands in anguish ...that is... if they are even sober and conscience enough to even do so.

flybynight
flybynight

BO did his part as well.

flybynight
flybynight

So in other words, he was just being your run of the mill 13%er? I don't live in DC but remember him very well. Total disgrace. Elected twice just like our first half white president BO.

Flynguy
Flynguy

Now they’re going to, if they haven’t already, put up a statue of Marion “Crackhead” Barry. Arrested not once, but twice, smoking crack and paying prostitutes with taxpayer dollars!

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

BO was not so much elected, as ‘put in place’ by the elites, to take America down. Especially for round 2. He did more to Destroy America & against Americans, than any other, while he slithered around the WH for 2 Traitorous Terms. People really have NO Clue how corrupt he is. And how he still has his dirty hands in the Deep State.
At least some of it should come to light w/the investigations into the REAL EVILDOERS involved in all the Blatant political BS for the Past few years.
Keep praying for it to happen.

flybynight
flybynight

🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

Bulldog
Bulldog

And now that anti-American Muslim Trader POS is looking to spend at least 14 mil for a place in Martha's Vineyard! There goes that neighborhood as well. That POS will go down in history as the worst POTUS in history! I hope I live long enough to finally see him and his cohort killary in prison

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

That's sick. They might as well put one up of OJ while they are at it.

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!!