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Obama Drug Czar Among Outsiders In Running For Chicago's Top Cop

04/19/2011 05:28 pm ET | Updated Jun 19, 2011

Despite calls for the promotion of a new police superintendent from within the department's ranks, Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel could yet do as he did in finding a new schools CEO and go far beyond the city limits for Chicago's next top cop.

The Chicago News Cooperative reported Monday that President Barack Obama's drug czar, Gil Kerlikowske, is among the contenders to become Emanuel's choice for police superintendent after taking office next month.

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