“I leave now with my head held high, with my heart full, knowing that better days are ahead,” Foxx said. “And it has been my honor and my privilege on behalf of project kids across this city."
The large police presence outside the condo-hotel quickly drew attention from workers and tourists in the busy area. Officers blocked access to the building using yellow caution tape and police vehicles.
Lt. Jan Tchoryk, 55, is the second firefighter to die this week following 49-year-old Jermaine Pelt, who died yesterday battling a fire on the south side.
One of the firefighters was reported in “very critical” condition. Two others were in stable condition.
Johnson, a Cook County commissioner endorsed by the Chicago Teachers Union, won a close race over former Chicago schools CEO Paul Vallas.
Firefighter Jermaine Pelt, who had been with the Chicago Fire Department since 2005, lost his life while battling the multi-alarm blaze.
The top two vote-getters in the all-Democrat but officially nonpartisan race moved to the Tuesday runoff because no candidate received over 50% of the vote.
McDonald's declined to comment on the memo or the layoffs on Monday. The memo was first reported by the Wall Street Journal.
It was unclear whether prosecutors would re-try him. A spokesperson for Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx said the office was reviewing the matter.
The victims are 16, 17, and 21-years-old.