Changes for City Worker Drug Testing Plan
(Chicago News Cooperative) — Powerful Ald. Edward Burke (14th Ward) said Wednesday he is open to reducing the scope of aproposal to mandate random drug testing for all city employees, including aldermen. Burke and Ald. Patrick O’Connor (40th) proposed the ordinance earlier this month after a Streets and Sanitation driver struck a crowd of people downtown while driving under the influence. The plan has been met with criticism from the Illinois chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.