Severe Weather Prompts Cancellation of 'Mongo' McMichael Fundraiser
Mike Ditka and other Chicago-area celebrities were to appear at a March 5 benefit in Chicago.
A winter storm that could dump 10 or more inches of snow on Romeoville and the Chicago area prompted organizers to postpone a fundraiser for mayoral candidate Steve "Mongo" McMichael.
The event, originally set for March 5 at the Old Town Pour House in Chicago, will be rescheduled for Friday, March 15, at a location that's still to be determined, according to a press release issued Monday by the McMichael campaign.
"In light of the National Weather Service's advisory concerning tomorrow's impending severe winter storm that will make travel dangerous, Steve McMichael huddled with his campaign committee and generous hosts and determined that tomorrow night's event should be rescheduled," the press release said. "Steve does not want anyone to be endangered, and encourages people to stay safe and warm."
The former Chicago Bear is running against incumbent Romeoville Mayor John Noak in the April 9 election.
Former Bears coach Mike Ditka and fellow members of the 1985 Super Bowl championship team are slated to appear at the fundraiser.
According to McMichael's camp, all purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled funraiser, and refunds will be issued for ticket-holders who cannot accommodate the new date.