Sneed: Supt. Johnson was expecting kidney transplant within weeks

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel hands a bottle of water to Police Supt. Eddie Johnson after Johnson fell ill during a news conference Friday. | Fran Spielman/Sun-Times

Follow @sneedlingsSneed is told Police Supt. Eddie Johnson, who fell ill and lost his balance at a South Side press conference at a police station Friday — not only needs a kidney transplant … but was anticipating a donor transplant within a few weeks.

“He [Johnson] was hoping to keep things quiet until the right donor was found,” said a top Sneed source. “This was no secret kept from the mayor’s office,” the source added. “We knew he had kidney issues.”


Follow @sneedlingsA police spokesman claims the Friday incident was unrelated to the superintendent’s kidney issue and had to do with blood pressure meds he was taking.

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