Richard Joseph Plant is the current Mayor of Chicago. He is the son of former Mayor Henry J. Plante and philantropist Eleanor Aquitaine , elder brother of acting Mayor John Plante, and father of Congressman Arthur Plante. Plant recently collapsed due to diabetic complications. After being hospitalized he lapsed into a coma and is currently on life support. His brother John, President of the City Council, fills his seat as acting Mayor until he recovers or a vote is cast to make his role official.