Chicago mayor's teenage son mugged near home

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White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, left, walks with his son Zach at the congressional picnic hosted by President Barack Obama on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, June 8, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
Rahm Emanuel, along with wife Amy right, and children Zach right, and Ilana, middle, after announcing his candidacy for Mayor of Chicago at the John C. Coonley School in Chicago, Saturday, Nov. 13, 2010. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Chicago mayoral candidate and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, third from left, watches returns with his son Zach, left, daughter Leah, his wife Amy Rule, second from right, and daughter Ilana Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2011 in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
President Barack Obama right, talks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel left, as he walks off Air Force One after arriving at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 07: From left, children of Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., Leah, 6, Ilana, 8, and Zach, 9, take in the event the DCCC party at the Hyatt Regency on New Jersey Ave. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
From Left, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder participate in a 'Building Community Trust' roundtable discussion with police and community leaders Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, in Chicago. Holder says the nation is facing "critical times" when it comes to the lack of trust that exists between some communities and law enforcement, and that the solution is confronting the issue and both sides need to understand each other. The meeting is part of an effort launched by President Barack Obama after clashes between protesters and police in Ferguson, Missouri.(AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)
President Barack Obama talks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel after Obama arrived on Air Force One at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)
Rahm Emanuel, with wife Amy Rule, daughter (left) Ilana, Leah, and son Zach, is sworn in as Chicago's 46th mayor at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion by Chief Judge Timothy Evans on Monday, May 16, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. (Jose Osorio/ Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 07: Rep. Rahm Emanuel, D-Ill., arrives with daughter Leah, 6, and son Zach, 11, at the DCCC party at the Hyatt Regency on New Jersey Ave. (Photo By Tom Williams/Roll Call/Getty Images)
President Barack Obama, center, is greeted by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, and Gov. Pat Quinn, right, on the tarmac upon his arrival on Air Force One at O'Hare International airport in Chicago, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014. Obama traveled to his hometown to promote his executive action on immigration during a planned visit to Copernicus Community Center. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
President Barack Obama, right, walks with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, on the tarmac upon his arrival at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Wednesday, May 29, 2013. Obama traveled to Chicago for two fundraisers to raise money for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC). (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, right, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, speaks to members of the media outside the White House after attending President Barack Obama's announcement on a new initiative to provide greater opportunities for young black and Hispanic men called ‘My Brother's Keeper', Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. The White House is partnering with businesses, nonprofits and foundations to address disparities in education, criminal justice and employment. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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CHICAGO (AP) - A spokeswoman for Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the mayor's 17-year-old son was mugged near the family's home.

Spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said Saturday that the mayor's son, Zach, had "injuries that required medical treatment, but was able to join the family for a long planned trip." She says the mayor is focused on his son's well-being and requested the news media respect the family's privacy.

The mayor and his family were headed for a vacation in Chile this weekend.

Chicago Police spokesman Thomas Sweeney didn't name the victim but says police are investigating an attack Friday night near the mayor's home. He says two males grabbed the victim, took his phone and fled.

Emanuel, a former White House chief of staff, is running for re-election in February.





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