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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