Posts tagged "Jody Weis"

Black companies getting fewer city contracts

African-American companies in Chicago have received only seven percent of city contracts in the past year, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times. Alderman Leslie Hairston, of the 5th ward, said increased scrutiny of bidders may be scaring away black contractors. More at chicagoreporter.com Also in the news… Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart announced... Read more »

News Roundup: Weis to move officers to high-crime areas

Police Supt. Jody Weis revealed plans Tuesday to reassign officers from districts with low crime to neighborhoods with high levels of crime. His statements drew criticism from 38th Ward Ald. Tom Allen, as well as some concerns from North Side residents afraid that criminals will commit more crime in the area knowing fewer police will... Read more »

Recent police shootings raise questions about oversight

This week, the Chicago Tribune’s John Byrne shows how recent police shootings in Libertyville, Riverdale and Rockford have raised questions and calls for greater scrutiny. Some departments are using law enforcement officials from other departments to investigate questionable shootings. For years, Chicago activists have called for civilian review of police. They haven’t gotten it, but... Read more »
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