I'll Stay for a Pay Cut
- Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis today said he hopes to stay on as the city's top cop when his contract expires next year, and did not close the door on taking a pay cut to make it happen.
"Those are all things the mayor and I should probably sit down and talk (about)," Weis said when asked if he would agree to a new contract that's less than his current salary of more than $300,000 per year, tops on the city payroll. "Like I said, I love this job, and I'm sure we can work things out if we come to that point."
"I'm open to anything," Weis said when asked again if he would take less to stay. "Like I said, it's a great job."
We're not sure which way the messages are flowing - from Chicago to DC or from DC to Chicago, but we're pretty sure Shortshanks doesn't have to fear a Federal Consent Decree takeover until after 2012. So he's got nothing to lose cutting J-Fled loose. He's got to decide how much more he wants to smack the Department around because at some point, it's a question of diminishing returns. The lack of proactive policing isn't really a matter of choice at this point - it's an impossibility just based on manpower constraints.
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