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Officials in Indiana are urging Chicago police officers fed up with the city's new vaccine mandate to come across state lines where their services will be appreciated without the burden of government overreach.
"Hey Chicago Police Officers, we're hiring! No vaccine mandate," tweeted Indiana State Police Sgt. Glen Fifield this week in a not-so-subtle attempt to attract the disgruntled officers.
"Apply today," he added, including a link to the agency's website and noting his state's "lower taxes, great schools, [and] welcoming communities."
CNN reported Monday that, as outlined in a new memo, Chicago officers could be fired or have their pay withheld if they don't comply with the city's vaccination policy. It's the latest development in an ongoing battle between the police and the city's progressive leadership.
The policy, enacted in August by Democratic Mayor Lori Lightfoot, requires all city employees to either get vaccinated against the coronavirus or submit to twice-weekly testing at their own expense and on their own time to bypass the mandate through the end of the year.
With the deadline having come and gone, it is estimated that several thousand officers have yet to comply with the mandate and could be out of jobs soon. But they may not be out of work for long, that is if they're willing to relocate just 25 miles to neighboring Indiana.
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