- Associated Press - Thursday, March 5, 2015

PARK RIDGE, Ill. (AP) - The northwestern Chicago suburb of Park Ridge says Mayor David Schmidt has died at age 57.

The city said in a statement that Schmidt died Wednesday after “a sudden illness.” The city says Schmidt was taken to Lutheran General Hospital late Wednesday. The Cook County medical examiner’s office says he was pronounced dead at 11:41 p.m.

Schmidt was first elected mayor in 2009 and was re-elected to a second term in 2013. He gave his State of the City address at Park Ridge’s City Hall on Monday. He previously was an alderman.

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