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Police contract with retro pay a political coup for Emanuel

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens during Chicago City Council meeting Wednesday June 25 2014 Chicago. During meeting council approved an

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens during a Chicago City Council meeting Wednesday, June 25, 2014, in Chicago. During the meeting, the council approved an ordinance that dramatically limits where gun stores can operate and requires them to videotape every purchase to prevent one person from buying a gun for another. Aldermen voted 48-0 on Wednesday for the law that would prohibit gun shops in most of Chicago. (AP Photo/Sun-Times Media, Brian Jackson) MANDATORY CREDIT, MAGS OUT, NO SALES ORG XMIT: ILCHS102

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Updated: October 6, 2014 6:23AM

Mayor Rahm Emanuel did the right thing for crime-fighting — and helped himself politically — by using an 11 percent pay raise over five years and the lure of a retroactive pay raise to make pre-election peace with the police union, aldermen said Thursday. READ MORE.

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