In the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, the Chicago Area Runners Association was honoring their Boston colleagues with a Unity Run on Tuesday. The run, starting at Foster Avenue beach, was not getting any special security attention, but other sporting events in Chicago over the next few days will.
It won’t be just another Sunday for people who are charged protecting others.
Gov. Pat Quinn has tapped a former high-ranking Chicago police officer and top aide at the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office to run the Illinois State Police.
Not everybody likes the idea of a state police director who’s never been a cop, and there is still no official action on the man who remains “acting director.”
The acting director of the Illinois State Police will soon get the job full-time, as state lawmakers have missed their chance to block his appointment.
Gov Pat Quinn said Wednesday that 38 people he appointed to state jobs would continue working, even though Senate President John Cullerton said they should lose their jobs because lawmakers never signed off.