Fran Reads the Blog
Mayor Daley and then-First Deputy Police Supt. Dana Starks promised a broader review of a perk long viewed as little more than a valet service.
Nearly two years later, city Treasurer Stephanie Neely and Ald. Edward M. Burke (14th), chairman of the City Council's Finance Committee, still have police officers permanently assigned to chauffeur and protect them.
Now that police hiring is slowing to a crawl and a 16 percent increase in homicides has made Chicago the murder capital of the nation, critics are questioning the perk once again.
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