Emanuel wants new police superintendent his first day in office

March 3, 2011

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Chicago Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel says he hopes to have a new police chief ready to go the first day he takes office. Earlier this week, Jody Weis quit as police superintendent when his contract expired. Emanuel said he's working with the police board to pick a new superintendent.

"But my goal is the police board that we can move on this - very important, in my view - because we need to not miss a step when it comes to public safety," Emanuel said.

Emanuel said he also wants to have a new head of the Chicago Public School system ready to go on day one. Emanuel is scheduled to be sworn in May 16.