New Fire Commissioner
A third generation Chicago firefighter whose father was killed in the line of duty was chosen by Mayor Daley Wednesday to be the city’s new, $185,652-a-year fire commissioner.
Robert Hoff, 54, replaces John Brooks, who resigned two months after the Chicago Sun-Times reported that a sexual harassment complaint against him was allegedly swept under the rug.
- Tom Ryan, president of the Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2, added, “He’s a highly-trained, highly decorated firefighter who knows the jobs inside out. The men and women all respect him because of his vast experience and his leadership qualities.”
Fellow blogger Shaved also points out Ryan is a "son of the sod." This being Chicago and Daley being Daley, this means it's only a matter of time before the "reverends" and connected political groups demand their "share." The cynical side of us agrees. The not-so-cynical side of us gave up a year ago and is currently out drinking.