Charlie Beck (left), the former chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, has been picked by Mayor Lori Lightfoot to serve as interim superintendent of the Chicago Police DepartmentWikimedia Commons

Former LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Named Interim Top Cop Of Chicago Police

Beck is an unusual choice, as interim superintendents are usually pulled from the Chicago Police Department while officials look for a permanent superintendent.

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Pritzker’s Daily Coronavirus Briefings Coming Back As Pandemic Surges In Illinois

The announcement comes as every region of Illinois is facing a spike in coronavirus cases, positivity rates and hospitalizations from the virus.

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Illinois Entering ‘New Wave’ Of Coronavirus Pandemic, With Every Region Seeing Surge, Pritzker Warns

Most parts of the state are seeing hospitalizations rising, a warning sign that deaths will begin to go up.