The Chicago Police Department will purchase 500 Ford Interceptor sedans and SUV’s over the next five years built at a South Side plant that recently added a third shift and 1,200 jobs, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday.
“We not only have the cars built here in Chicago, designed here in Chicago. We’re gonna put our money where our mouth is. We’re gonna order the cars here from this plant,” Emanuel told a news conference at the Ford assembly plant at 12600 S. Torrence.
The mayor noted that production of the Interceptor — designed to replace the old Crown Victoria as a police staple — was “consolidated from Canada” at the Torrence Avenue plant. That accounted for 230 of the 1,200 new jobs.
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