Chicago eyes are on Police Superintendant Jody Weis Tuesday as his contract expires.
Speculation has been rampant that Weis may be walking out the door as Chicago's top cop. But Mayor Richard Daley's press secretary Jackie Heard said Monday afternoon that Weis isn't out yet.
"It's a forgone conclusion the mayor wants him to stay," Heard said. "Very safe to assume that will happen."
Weis met Monday afternoon in a private one-on-one session with Daley.
However, sources tell NBCChicago that Weis protectively has transferred several top aides effective Thursday -- two of his drivers and a secretary -- just in case he is not at his desk to make sure they land on their feet.
He could rescind that order if he remains the superintendent.
Word is Weis wants a written extension on his contract, but that may not be possible -- Daley needs the City Council's approval on that. Weis makes $310,000 a year.
Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel has said he would not keep Weis in his post. When a reporter called to ask if anything is new on Weis' status at the Chicago Police News Affairs department the response was, "Not to my knowledge."