Shakeup Moves Beale off of Police Committee
(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.