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Chicago Police Want 12 Percent Pay Raise
February 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

CHICAGO (CBS) — Contract demands by Chicago police officers include much higher pay and something you might not have imagined.

Chicago police are reportedly proposing in negotiations that their pay increase by 12 percent over two years.

The union also wants officers to get extra money because they are required to live in the city.

According to the Chicago Sun-Times, the union is proposing a residency stipend of $3,000 per officer.

Police also want to pay less for their health insurance and get more money for their uniform allowance.

The Sun-Times reports, officers also want to reach the top of the pay scale after 20 years, rather than the current 25 years.

To top pay for a patrol officer is $86,000 a year.

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  • candlegal
    February 8, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    Now it all makes sense

  • masonmomma
    February 8, 2013 at 12:10 PM

    86,000 after 25 years!?

    They are practically hunted in the city and required to live there!?

    They should get raises.

  • PEEK05
    by PEEK05
    February 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM

    I don't know what Chicago's cost of living is like, as I have only ever lived in this one area in SW WA my whole life.  That top pay would be double our median income and be more than enough, like MORE than enough to live off here lol. Chicago is much bigger city though, so I imagine it's probably not much of anything. :( Plus our crime rate is pretty low, especially compared to a city like that.  Scary!

    I'm all for anyone getting lower health insurance premiums. Health insurance is so damn expensive it's ridiculous. 

  • candlegal
    February 8, 2013 at 12:14 PM

    This is one of the things being fought against in so many cities.   They need to be paying some of their own health premiums and not putting it on the taxpayers.   This is one of the reasons so many cities are going broke.

    Quoting PEEK05:

    I don't know what Chicago's cost of living is like, as I have only ever lived in this one area in SW WA my whole life.  That top pay would be double our median income and be more than enough, like MORE than enough to live off here lol. Chicago is much bigger city though, so I imagine it's probably not much of anything. :( Plus our crime rate is pretty low, especially compared to a city like that.  Scary!

    I'm all for anyone getting lower health insurance premiums. Health insurance is so damn expensive it's ridiculous. 


  • Denisethedaring
    February 8, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    All sounds reasonable to me.

  • lizzielouaf
    February 8, 2013 at 12:29 PM
    In other news, police officers in Philly, San Jose, Indianapolis, NYC, etc. are also seeking pay raises. Makes sense police officers would want higher pay and better benefits, no?
  • candlegal
    February 8, 2013 at 12:31 PM

    probably but they aren't in the news for not wanting to respond to 911 calls anymore.

    Quoting lizzielouaf:

    In other news, police officers in Philly, San Jose, Indianapolis, NYC, etc. are also seeking pay raises. Makes sense police officers would want higher pay and better benefits, no?


  • lizzielouaf
    February 8, 2013 at 12:42 PM
    Chicago police don't want to respond to 911 calls anymore? That is a misrepresentation, yes?


    Quoting candlegal:

    probably but they aren't in the news for not wanting to respond to 911 calls anymore.

    Quoting lizzielouaf:

    In other news, police officers in Philly, San Jose, Indianapolis, NYC, etc. are also seeking pay raises. Makes sense police officers would want higher pay and better benefits, no?



  • candlegal
    February 8, 2013 at 1:10 PM

    only to certain ones.

    Quoting lizzielouaf:

    Chicago police don't want to respond to 911 calls anymore? That is a misrepresentation, yes?


    Quoting candlegal:

    probably but they aren't in the news for not wanting to respond to 911 calls anymore.

    Quoting lizzielouaf:

    In other news, police officers in Philly, San Jose, Indianapolis, NYC, etc. are also seeking pay raises. Makes sense police officers would want higher pay and better benefits, no?




  • lizzielouaf
    February 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM
    So that's a yes, you were misrepresenting that police officers aren't responding to 911 calls anymore.


    Quoting candlegal:

    only to certain ones.

    Quoting lizzielouaf:

    Chicago police don't want to respond to 911 calls anymore? That is a misrepresentation, yes?





    Quoting candlegal:

    probably but they aren't in the news for not wanting to respond to 911 calls anymore.

    Quoting lizzielouaf:

    In other news, police officers in Philly, San Jose, Indianapolis, NYC, etc. are also seeking pay raises. Makes sense police officers would want higher pay and better benefits, no?






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