February 08, 2013

Life in Chicago

A two-fer.

Rahm loses it — from Chicago station WBBM:

Emanuel Becomes Emotional As He Discusses Challenges Facing Chicago Youth
The death toll of young Chicagoans to urban violence appears to be taking a toll on the mayor.

In the days since the murder of 15 year-old Hadiya Pendleton, Rahm Emanuel has twice been overcome with emotion.

On Thursday, there were tears in his eyes as he talked about violence plaguing inner-city youth.

But the police union just says gimme — from the same station:

Chicago Police Want 12 Percent Pay Raise
Contract demands by Chicago police officers include much higher pay and something you might not have imagined.

Chicago police are reportedly proposing in negotiations that their pay increase by 12 percent over two years.

The union also wants officers to get extra money because they are required to live in the city.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the union is proposing a residency stipend of $3,000 per officer.

Police also want to pay less for their health insurance and get more money for their uniform allowance.

The Sun-Times reports, officers also want to reach the top of the pay scale after 20 years, rather than the current 25 years.

How about demonstrating that you are doing your job and then we will talk money and bennies…

Posted by DaveH at February 8, 2013 01:35 PM
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