Update: West Chicago Mayor on Life Support After Heart Attack

Mike Kwasman suffered a serious heart attack on Saturday. Here's the latest information released Monday night on his condition.

The mayor of West Chicago has been unconscious since arriving to a hospital Saturday after a heart attack, the city announced Monday evening.

Mike Kwasman remains in critical condition on life support in a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, according to a City of West Chicago press release. He following the heart attack.

"Mayor Kwasman has always fought for the City he loves so much and for all of its residents," the release said. "He is currently in the fight of his life."

Kwasman's wife Crystal and other family members have remained with him all weekend and continue to stay by his side. The release requests privacy for Kwasman's family.

"The outpouring of concern by members of the community and beyond has been overwhelming, and while greatly appreciated, the family requests that they be left undistracted to focus on his care," according to the release.

Kwasman, 65, was reportedly at lunch with friends in West Chicago when he had the heart attack, the Daily Herald reports.

During this difficult period, City of West Chicago officials will continue to aggressively pursue Kwasman's vision and goals for the city. Kwasman has dedicated over 20 years of public service to West Chicago, the most recent five as mayor, the release said.

Any further details on Mayor Kwasman will be announced as they become available.

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Ray Stevens April 17, 2012 at 03:41 AM
We-Go, Like the Springsteen song says, is "My hometown" My familys thoghts and prayers go out to Mike and his family. West Chicago gets a bad rap, I will always know it as home. Ray Stevens WUSN CBS Chicago.
Kelli Trejo April 17, 2012 at 12:31 PM
That's nice, Ray. You're right about the bad rap. A lot of good people (your family and mine included) are products of our hometown and many of our parents are still there. Good luck to the Kwasman family and may God bless you with peace and serenity during this very difficult time. Kelli Swanson Trejo


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