The Chicago Police Department needs at least 500 and as many as 1,000 additional officers — over and above attrition — to confront an alarming spike in homicides and shootings that has the city on pace to top 750 murders in 2016, influential aldermen said Wednesday.

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4 years ago

“If that’s not enough, Arena said he would seek authorization from the Illlinois General Assembly to impose a city income tax that could generate an annual windfall of up to $400 million.” Well, that answers my question about how they are going to pay for it. And what about 1,000 more pensions that will eventually need to be paid?