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The Chicago Police Department's retired resident expert on security planning has been hired back -- this time on contract -- to quarterback Election Night planning that will culminate in Barack Obama's $2 million-plus extravaganza in Grant Park.
Three years ago, Mayor Daley asked Neil Sullivan to overhaul the city's disaster and evacuation plans.
Now, Sullivan is back as a consultant at a rate of $100-an-hour with a $60,000 cap.
How soon until they hire back a few more of the old crew? For $100 an hour? It's almost like there isn't a budget crisis at all.
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