Daley Opposed ISP Cuts?
The Daley administration will strongly oppose Gov. Quinn’s plan to impose State Police cutbacks so draconian, they would require Chicago Police to assume primary responsibility for patrolling 53 miles of Chicago area expressways, City Hall sources said today.
[...] Sources said Mayor Daley will attempt to hold the state to that agreement on grounds that Chicago cannot afford what amounts to an unfunded mandate from the state.
[...] The mayor is reportedly prepared to argue that the Chicago Police Department simply cannot spare 182 bodies for highway patrol.
A lot of this doesn't pass the smell-test. We aren't sure how much of this is election year BS, but everyone reading ought to be prepared to take their lives into their own hands on the expressways if it comes to pass. As bad as it is now, it'll be 10 times worse if these cuts go through.
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