Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt dead at 57

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Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt. File photo. (for the Chicago Tribune, Jon Davis photo)

Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt. File photo. (for the Chicago Tribune, Jon Davis photo)

PARK RIDGE, Ill. — Park Ridge Mayor David Schmidt died late Wednesday night,¬†officials said. He was 57 years old.

The Chicago Tribune reports that paramedics were called to Schmidt’s home just after 10 p.m. Thursday. He was taken to Advocate Luthern General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 11:41 p.m. Wednesday, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

Details surrounding Schmidt’s death were not immediately available. Park Ridge City Council members were scheduled to meet early Thursday morning.

Schmidt, a corporate litigation attorney, was serving his second term as mayor after being reelected in 2013.

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