Crestwood fire chief ousted, under investigation

  • Source: WLS-TV ABC 7 Chicago
  • Published: 09/10/2018 06:00 PM

The longtime fire chief of south suburban Crestwood "resigned" suddenly last week and is now under investigation by the Cook County State's Attorney's office, the ABC7 I-Team has learned. Chief Jon Bruce, 54, left the force after a "difference of opinion of how he spent money" according to Village of Crestwood Mayor Lou Presta. The suburban mayor said that he didn't think Bruce's expenditures were possible but would not provide amounts or elaborate on what the money was spent on. One local resident tells the I-Team that the money in question may have been more than six-figures, but neither Bruce nor authorities have responded to questions concerning the spending. Mayor Presta and Crestwood police officials tell the I-Team county prosecutors are now handling the investigation. The Cook County State's Attorney has not responded to I-Team requests for information on the case.


We welcome comments from registered users. Comments are solely the responsibility of those who post them; their viewpoints are not endorsed by the Daily Dispatch and (read more)
ship name
no comments have been added

Sign up to subscribe to custom state Daily Dispatch emails for free

click to subscribe