* I woke up Sunday morning, logged on to the Twitter machine and saw this…
* So, I started texting Pritzker’s people to snarkily ask if they were still hungover…
Chicago police officers responded late Saturday to a call of a loud residential party with city officials in attendance.
Officers were called about 10:32 p.m. to the residence in the 4500 block of North Damen Avenue, Chicago police said. City officials were confirmed to be present at the gathering, but police declined to confirm their identities.
Governor J.B. Pritzker was also in attendance at the party but his spokesperson says he left at 10:15 p.m., Rich Miller of Capitol Fax said in a tweet.
Officers coded the call after responding, police said, meaning that no paperwork was submitted to document the incident. City ordinances state that officers can’t issue citations for noise complaints before 11 p.m. on weekends, police said.
Officers later responded to two more calls of a loud party at a different address in the same block, and those responses were also coded, police said. When police arrived at the location they found no one there, police said.
Not even sure why the coppers showed up the first time if they couldn’t issue a citation. Better safe than sorry, I suppose. Anyway, at that point I moved on to deal with more newsworthy issues.
* Turns out, it was a wedding party…
Gov. J.B. Pritzker officiated the wedding of friends Ron Huberman and Darren DeJong on Saturday. The small, intimate gathering included the couple’s children and close friends.
Huberman is the former chief of staff to Mayor Richard M. Daley and held jobs at Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Transit Authority before making the leap into the private sector. He’s now CEO of Benchmark Analytics, a company that provides analytics software to police departments.
He and DeJong have been partners for about 15 years and have been talking about tying the knot ever since Illinois passed the marriage equality law back in 2013.
Small as it was, the wedding party was boisterous enough to prompt a complaint to police about noise. That was at about 10:30 p.m. — after Pritzker had departed. Officers didn’t file paperwork on the call given they’re not required to issue citations about noise before 11 p.m. Besides — it was a wedding!
Huberman lives on that block.