A Message from Mayor Lightfoot about yesterday’s tragedy.

To our Streets and Sanitation Workers,

I would like to express my deepest condolences to all of you who are feeling the loss of your colleague, Mr. Bowersox and share this video message with you. I have also extended my condolences to his family, his union, and Commissioner Cole Stallard.

This is a shocking and devastating loss for your department and our city. Streets and Sanitation workers are vital and valued employees who keep Chicago running, safe, and clean. I know how courageous you all have been in your work, particularly over the past two years. On behalf of our city, I hope you know that you are appreciated and you are not alone during this difficult time.

I remind you that there are resources and supports available to you if you need help managing your stress and grief. Please, take the time and space that you need to heal. Our city needs you in order to succeed—but we cannot truly succeed if you are not healthy and whole.

I cannot thank you enough for the hard work and sacrifice you give to our city each and every day. If there is more the City can do to support you at this time, please reach out to your leadership.

Thank you and God bless you.

Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot