Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Terry Hilliard is back as the interim police superintendent...

According to the AP he replaces Jodi Weis who's contract had expired today and it appears he won't attempt to hang onto his position until Mayor Daley leaves the Fifth Floor:
Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis is leaving his job immediately and won't stay on for two more months as Mayor Richard Daley had wanted him to, officials said Tuesday.

Chicago Alderman Anthony Beale confirmed that Tuesday was Weis' last day as the head of Chicago's police department and said former Superintendent Terry Hillard will take over in the interim.

The embattled Weis, a former FBI agent who was hired by Daley three years ago, has known for months that none of the major mayoral candidates, including Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, planned to extend his 3-year contract, which was to end at midnight Tuesday.

Daley on Monday told reporters he hoped Weis would stay until Daley's term ends in May. But Weis decided to leave immediately. Messages left Tuesday for Weis and police spokesmen were not immediately returned.

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