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    Chicago police Supt. Jody Weis' contract runs through March 2011. He says it's a "two way street" between him and the next mayor for him to stay on the job, but he makes clear there's more work he wants to do. (Published Thursday, Dec 30, 2010)

    With one day left before his contract expires, Chicago Police Supt. Jody Weis is in the hot seat.

    Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has reiterated during his campaign that he won't retain Weis, saying the morale battle between the city's top cop and the police department is too expensive.

    Weis on His Future, Future of Chicago Police Department

    [CHI] Weis on His Future, Future of Chicago Police Department
    Chicago police Supt. Jody Weis' contract runs through March 2011. He says it's a "two way street" between him and the next mayor for him to stay on the job, but he makes clear there's more work he wants to do. (Published Thursday, Dec 30, 2010)

    Weis has come under fire in the past for not having enough officers on the street.

    Retiring Mayor Daley, though, continues to stand by the man he dispatched from the FBI to take over the department in 2008 following Philip Cline.

    Weis: We've Made Great Strides in the Last Year

    [CHI] Weis: We've Made Great Strides in the Last Year
    Chicago police Supt. Jody Weis talks about the city's crime statistics, new department initiatives and what he feels is a perception problem. (Published Thursday, Dec 30, 2010)

    Daley said during a gun laws press conference on Monday that he won't ask Weis to leave and "hopes he stays" until May.

    Will Weis want to stay?

    If not as superintendent, then at least in Chicago.

    During an unrelated press conference Sunday, Weis told reporters he'd wait and see, and that he'd look into another position in Chicago when this one ends.