Kiss of Death?
And the article isn't much better:
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday appointed 33-year veteran Chicago firefighter Jose Santiago as Chicago’s new fire commissioner — and found an ally in the drive to wring millions of dollars in savings out of the city’s second-largest department.
Retiring Fire Commissioner Robert Hoff said he was “deathly against” closing fire houses or reducing the minimum staffing requirement on fire apparatus — the issue that triggered the bitter 1980 firefighters strike.
After being appointed Thursday to succeed the retiring Hoff, Santiago drew no such line in the sand about closing firehouses.
“That’s something we’re looking at. We have all the maps out and everything and response times. We’re sitting down and looking at every option,” said Santiago, 56.
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