What Jody Weis' departure means for Chicago Police Department

March 2, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis resigned Tuesday.

News that Chicago Police Superintendent Jody Weis has resigned came as a surprise to many. Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel made it a campaign promise to replace Weis. But most thought Weis would stay in place through May, when Mayor Daley steps down. During his three years holding the post, the Superintendent generated both controversy and acclaim. Stepping in to replace Weis short-term is former top cop Terry Hilliard. A new superintendent will be appointed by Emanuel. So, what’s in store for the CPD? Who might next lead the department? And how will Weis’ tenure be remembered?

To help shed light on those questions and more, Eight Forty-Eight spoke to Frank Main, crime reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times.