CPD Blast from the Past

Chicago–Upon the March 1st  expiration of Jody Weis’ contract, and his official decision  not to stick around,  Mayor Daley quickly appointed former Chicago Police Superintendent, Terry Hilliard to refill those shoes.

The past superintendent led the police department from 1998 until 2003, and will serve as the interim superintendent for the next two months, beginning  March 2, 2011.

Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel who vowed during his campaign that he would get rid of Weis, is pleased with temporary appointment.

 “I want to praise Mayor Daley today for moving quickly to fill the vacancy and appointing Terry Hillard as Interim Police Superintendent.  This was not a position the city could afford to leave open or a department we could afford to leave adrift without leadership, “said Emanuel.

And the mayor-elect did acknowledege Weis for his time and efforts, “Jody Weis also deserves our thanks for his service and for reducing violent crime during his tenure.”

Mayor-elect Emanuel continues to build his transition team, with  some unconfirmed reports swirling that Mike Shields, Michelle Obama’s cousin, is the front runner for the superintendent position once Emanuel takes office.