Chicago parks manager quits after Lightfoot says he should be fired


Chicago Parks District Superintendent Michael Kelly resigned on Saturday night, hours after Mayor Lori Lightfoot called on the Council of Parks District Commissioners to fire him for dealing with allegations of sexual harassment and abuse involving lifeguards from the parks district.

Kelly said he sent his resignation to park district board chair Avis LaVelle on Saturday night.

“It has been an honor to lead this amazing organization for the past ten years,” Kelly wrote in her letter. “It has also been an honor to serve the people of Chicago as a public servant for the past 27 years. I have always had the best interests of our customers and employees at heart.

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