Being the Chief of Police in Washington Park, IL is a tough job. The department and the village is already facing huge finical problems. The police department needs more officers, and the city is still grieving over the murder of Washington Park, IL Mayor John Thornton. Sounds like a tough job to me;however, newly appointed Police Chief David Clark wanted this position. Clark told News4 in an interview he may have to rely on mutual aid from other police agencies in fighting crime until more officers are hired.