Metro-East News

Candidate for Illinois attorney general robbed at gunpoint in Chicago


Aaron Goldstein
Aaron Goldstein

An armed robber’s target in Chicago happened to be a candidate running for Illinois attorney general.

The candidate, Aaron Goldstein, 42, was robbed Thursday at gunpoint while he was taking promotional photographs for his campaign, according to the Chicago Tribune.

The Tribune reported that the robbery happened about 3:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of North Albana Avenue. Three men in their early 20s approached Goldstein and his campaign workers. One of the men showed a handgun and demanded the camera equipment and other personal property from the group, police told the Tribune.

Goldstein is one of a handful of candidates from both parties who are seeking to replace Lisa Madigan, who is not seeking re-election.