Mayor Richard Daley today said he expected police Superintendent Jody Weis to stay in his post through the end of Daley's term, even though Weis' contract expires tomorrow.
But Daley, speaking at a press conference to promote national gun-regulation efforts, also said he has yet to ask Weis to stay until the new mayor takes the helm.
Weis, who usually speaks at such press conferences, was not on hand, but when asked if there was a reason for that, Daley responded, "No." Weis spokeswoman, Lt. Maureen Biggane, said she did not know why Weis wasn't there but it was possible he had another commitment.
Over the weekend, Weis said the mayor had yet to ask him to stay on through the end of his term.
Surely Rahm has some insight?
Over the weekend, Weis said he had not yet spoken with Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel, who during the campaign said he would replace Weis.
“My contract runs (out) on March the first, so we probably could just leave it at that,” Weis told reporters at a Sunday news conference on another topic.
- Overpaid, morale-killing Superintendent;
- Some assembly required