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(Chicago Sun Times) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel could wring $300 million from the combined $1.8 billion budgets of Chicago’s Police and Fire Departments, in part by dramatically altering union contracts that expire June 30, an influential alderman said Thursday. “There’s no more sacred cows when the taxpayers are hurting like they are,” said Ald. Anthony Beale (9th), former chairman of the City Council’s Police and Fire Committee. Beale has already infuriated the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) by targeting the $1,800-a-year uniform allowance officers receive as well as duty-availability pay, a $2,800-a-year lump sum that essentially compensates officers for being on call at any time.
(Chicago Sun Times) — Far South Side Ald. Anthony Beale (9th) has infuriated rank-and-file police officers by targeting their supplemental pay and proposing more power for “rent-a-cops.” He’s also been a driving force behind an impending plan to reallocate police resources to higher-crime districts. On Thursday, Beale lost the perch he has used to push for Police Department reforms in a City Council reorganization that gave him even more power. Under a plan crafted by Mayor Daley and unanimously approved by the City Council, Beale will become the new chairman of the City Council’s Transportation Committee, replacing former Ald. Tom Allen (38th), who resigned to become a Circuit Court judge.
(Chicago Sun Times) — An influential alderman is forging a rare partnership with the Fraternal Order of Police to try to block the Chicago Police Department from raising the minimum application age for police recruits to 25. Police Committee Chairman Anthony Beale (9th) and Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Donahue said the unilateral decision to raise the minimum application age from 21 to 25 breaks a promise to police cadets and undermines college recruiting.