City Council approves police pay boost

June 9, 2010 4:22:27 PM PDT
The City Council approved pay increases for Chicago police officers Wednesday that will average 2 percent a year.

The five-year deal includes back pay going back to July of 2007 when the last contract expired.

An arbitrator set the final figures after the two sides failed to reach an agreement.

The new contract also requires officers to submit to random alcohol testing starting in 2012.