Deadline Arrives For Police Supt. Applications

CHICAGO (CBS) — Monday is the deadline for applications for the job of Chicago Police superintendent.

The Police Board will send the names of three finalists to Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel later Monday. He could choose a candidate from the list, or ask for more names, as Mayor Richard M. Daley did in 2007 when he selected Supt. Jody Weis.

Last week, the man thought to have been the frontrunner, Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, said he was out.

Ramsey, a native of Chicago, decided to stay in Philly for the foreseeable future. A source told the Sun-Times that Ramsey was asking for a compensation package of more than $400,000, and Emanuel found that unacceptable.

Former Supt. Terry Hillard, who served from 1998 to 2004, is now back on an interim basis.

But don’t look for Hillard to stay. He made it clear when he was appointed to replace Weis that he was not in it for the long haul.

  • K W

    Stop playing games get Weis back he has done an outstanding job. Crime is down the murder rate is down. What more can you ask for. Thanks Weis for trying to keep the streets safe.

  • Jon Burge

    I hope I made the final cut.

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