(CHICAGO) – WIND-AM (560) talk show host William J. Kelly, who yesterday announced the formation of an exploratory committee for Alderman of the 42nd ward, is rallying supporters behind the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police as they prepare for their protest on police headquarters this Wednesday. “The people of Chicago deserve to be safe. Now, they pay more taxes and they are less safe. Let’s make Chicago a sanctuary city for law-abiding citizens who play by the rules.”
Police are protesting what they say is “dangerously low manpower” that has left Chicago Police officers outnumbered and people feeling unsafe. The Chicago Police Department is 2,311 officers a day short of its authorized strength, counting vacancies, medical leave and limited duty,” say Fraternal Order of Police representatives. Police officers will be marching on Wednesday, September 15, at 10 am at Police Headquarters, located at 3510 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago.
“The Chicago Fraternal Order of Police have asked for our support; we owe it to them to stand up with them and for them now,” said Kelly,
William J. Kelly is a life-long Chicagoan and a resident of the 42nd ward for more than ten years. He is a producer of Emmy-award winning television and hosts the Kelly Truth Squad on AM 560 WIND. His two columns at the Washington Times Communities are among the top 10 reads every week. He was previously the Executive Director of the National Taxpayers United of Illinois, an affiliate of the National Taxpayers Union. He currently resides in Streeterville with his wife, Laura.
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