Story by 89 WLS reporter Bill Cameron
Mayor Emanuel has a tentative labor agreement with the Chicago Police Sergeants Association.
What the tentative agreement with the sergeants does is phase in over four years a 9% pay raise in exchange for higher contributions and lower cost of living adjustments for their pensions.
Sergeant Association President Jim Ade said it was a tough decision, "If everyone gives a little, no one gets hurt a lot."
The mayor hopes it will be a roadmap for a deal with the harder to please fraternal order of police, "I think this is a blueprint. Each agreement is different, so you gotta make some changes to each one. You can't just copy it, but this is exactly right. This is a roadmap that you can kinda follow."
Also part of the deal for the sergeants is raising the retirement age three years to 53.
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