04/29/2011 04:06 pm ET Updated Jun 29, 2011

Newark Police Chief Garry McCarthy Front-Runner For Chicago Police Job

Garry McCarthy -- the director of the Newark, N.J., police department -- emerged as the odds-on favorite to become Chicago's next police superintendent on Friday.

The Chicago Police Board is recommending that Mayor-elect Rahm Emanuel pick McCarthy or one of two Chicago Police insiders with less experience to replace police Supt. Jody Weis, whose contract expired in March.

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