• It’s hard to improve perceptions of crime in neighborhoods struggling with it every day

Faced with anger, alarm, and bad press from the latest outbreaks of violence, the Chicago police superintendent pulled another old move out of the political playbook Tuesday.

“We’re having a perception issue,” he told a group of downtown professionals.

That would be Superintendent Garry McCarthy, though it’s easy to get confused, since he sounded a lot like his predecessor, Jody Weis.