The Brighton Park office of openly gay Ald. Raymond Lopez ( 15th Ward ) was vandalized in the late evening on July 19, according to ABC 7.
Suspects reportedly threw bricks through the windows at about 11:45 p.m. and ran off. The incident came two weeks after Lopez alleged that his home, and the garage belonging to a neighbor, had also been vandalized. The alderman maintains that he is being targeted thanks to his vocal opposition to local gang activity.
Lopez directed his anger at Mayor Lori Lightfoot on Twitter the morning of July 20. He has charged the mayor with doing little to prevent crime and has opposed her on a number of matters; the alderman and the mayor have exchanged harsh words publicly.
Lopez wrote, "When you Mayor, refuse to call out the terror attacks on our communities, especially on their electeds, criminals only feel more emboldened to continue their reign. Glass can be replaced, peace of mind and security cannot. Your silence is destroying this city!"
ABC 7's article is at abc7chicago.com/alderman-raymond-lopez-ray-chicago-15th-ward/6325239/ .