On the night of Sept. 18, Chicago Ald. James Cappleman was attacked in the Uptown area of the city, The Chicago Tribune reported.
Cappleman, in charge of the 46th Ward, is one of five members of the city council's LGBT Caucus.
Authorities said an arrest was made in connection with the battery. Cappleman was "struck with a blunt object," police said, "during a disturbance."
"The alderman [suffered] minor injuries and refused medical attention," according to Chicago police.
According to CBS 2 Chicago, Cappleman knew his assailant. He wrote that the man who got into the fight with him had previous arrests for offenses such as aggravated assaults with a deadly weapon, heroin possession and battery. The alderman blamed the man and two others who were with him Sept. 18 for a "disproportionate" number of issues in the neighborhood over the past five years.
His office emailed Windy City Times that "Alderman Cappleman is doing fine and had very minor injuries."