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Jody Weis

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  • 'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state

    'Watch Dogs' makes Chicago a digitized surveillance state
    Books become TV series. Amusement park rides become movies. Pop songs become Broadway musicals. But how do you adapt a city into a video game? How do you digitize the essence of a major American metropolis within the framework of a playable experience?...
  • New top cop names top aide

    A Chicago police official who was once among the leading candidates to become the city's top cop has been tapped to become the second in command under acting Superintendent Garry McCarthy. Al Wysinger, 48, was named first deputy superintendent, Mayor...
  • Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers

    Preckwinkle defends hiring two former lawmakers
    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle ran for the job as a reformer, but on Tuesday she found herself defending a decision to put two former southwest suburban state lawmakers on the county payroll. Michael Carberry and John O’Sullivan...
  • Ex-top cop Weis got $76,308 for unused vacation

    Ex-top cop Weis got $76,308 for unused vacation
    The Sun-Times reports: Former Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis received a check for $76,308 for unused vacation days when he resigned his $310,000-a-year job on March 1. His former $168,438-a-year chief-of-staff Mike Masters left with $30,448 for 54 unused...
  • Chicago police to disband 2 special units

    Chicago police will disband two of its rapid response units once heralded as key components of the city's lowering crime rate, police union officials said. Effective Aug. 18, both the Mobile Strike Force and Targeted Response Unit will cease to exist,...
  • City cuts vacation carryovers, adds new maternity leave

    City cuts vacation carryovers, adds new maternity leave
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced changes to the city's leave policies, including scaling back the amount of unused vacation time employees can stockpile and instituting a uniform maternity policy. Under the new vacation leave policy, non-union...
  • 68,000 gang members counted by new Gang Book

    68,000 gang members counted by new Gang Book
    Social media Web sites have become popular mechanisms by which gang members carry out drug-dealing and other illegal activity. This trend is explored in the Chicago Crime Commission Gang Book, which also highlights profiles, colors and other...
  • City sticker artwork shows gang signs?

    City sticker artwork shows gang signs?
    City Clerk Susana Mendoza said Tuesday she’s investigating whether gang signs are part of the winning design for Chicago’s next city sticker, just days before the decals are scheduled to be printed. The sticker, meant to honor city...
  • Chicago city clerk scraps sticker design amid gang concerns

    Chicago city clerk scraps sticker design amid gang concerns
    A 15-year-old boy will lose the honor of seeing his city sticker design adorn Chicago windshields amid questions about whether the artwork contains gang symbols, City Clerk Susana Mendoza said this afternoon. At a City Hall news conference, Mendoza said...
  • Chicago aldermen crack down on employee vacation payouts

    Chicago aldermen crack down on employee vacation payouts
    The number of vacation days non-union city employees can cash out when they leave their jobs would be significantly reduced under a proposal a key City Council committee endorsed today. As it now stands, departing longtime employees can get paid for up...
  • Expert testifies during Abbate trial: Unofficial code of silence 'alive and well'

    Expert testifies during Abbate trial: Unofficial code of silence 'alive and well'
    An unofficial code of silence was “alive and well” within the Chicago PoliceĀ  Department when off-duty cop Anthony Abbate attacked a bartender at a Northwest Side tavern in 2007, a national expert testified today at Abbate’s federal...