The Chicago Police Department is looking to hire nearly 1,000 police officers as a part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s public safety reform. The application period is now open, and I encourage all who are interested to apply by Jan. 31 to take the police entry exam.

The application is free and can be completed on a smart phone, computer or with the help of navigators at libraries and workforce centers across the city. The police entry exam will be given in early April. Applicants must be at least 18 years old.

The Chicago Police Department will host several events in January throughout the city during which police officers and human resources staff will be available to answer questions and assist applicants. The first event is Saturday, Jan. 7 from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at 1000 E. 87th St. The subsequent events are listed below.

In addition, there will be two Training Academy open houses on Jan. 14 and Jan. 28, and staff are available to answer questions about the application on social media on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

To learn more about these opportunities and to apply, click here.

Upcoming Chicago Police Department recruitment events

WVON - New Year, New Career!WVON Legacy Room CPD Recruitment Event
Saturday, Jan. 7
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
1000 E. 87th St.

Lakeview recruitment event        
Wednesday, Jan. 11
1 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St.
Training Academy open house
Saturday, Jan. 14
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1300 W. Jackson Blvd.
Austin recruitment event
Monday, Jan. 16
Noon -  4 p.m.
By The Hand Club, 415 N. Laramie St.
Training Academy open house
Saturday, Jan. 28
10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
1300 W. Jackson Blvd.

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Mulroe at Ebinger

SPRINGFIELD – Today State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) voted to override Gov. Rauner’s veto of Senate Bill 2822 to support Chicago Public Schools.

“I am incredibly disappointed that Gov. Rauner chose to veto this legislation,” said State Senator Jon Mulroe (D-Chicago). “This is a situation where politics gets personal. It’s our children and the future citizens of Chicago that will pay the price for his action today.”

Senate Bill 2822 creates pension parity between the Chicago Public School system and schools around the state. It ensures the sustainability of their pension system by requiring an actuarially required contribution.

“We need to protect the future of our state by supporting our public school system,” Mulroe said. “Gov. Rauner went back on his agreement and I’m happy to push back and support CPS.”

The Senate voted to override the governor’s veto and passed the legislation to the House for further consideration.

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 Senator Mulroe on the Senate floorSPRINGFIELD –Legislation sponsored by State Senator John Mulroe (D-Chicago) to support widows, widowers and family members of Chicago police officers, firefighters and paramedics that die in the line of duty is now law.

House members voted overwhelmingly to override Gov. Rauner’s veto in support of Chicago first responders. The Senate voted to override the governor’s veto two weeks ago.

“I am thrilled that legislation I sponsored to support Chicago police officers, firefighters, paramedics and their widows passed the House and overrode Gov. Rauner’s veto,” Mulroe said. “I have fought for the past two years to make sure that the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to protect us receive the benefits they deserve.”

Senate Bill 440 provides a modest annuity of no less than 125 percent of the federal poverty level to widows and widowers. It also clarifies the benefits for Tier II firefighters and police officers who are killed in the line of duty to ensure that their family is entitled to a death benefit. Lastly, it provides a cost-of-living adjustment to police officer, paramedic and firefighter annuitants by moving the “born before” eligibility to 1966. Normally the “born before” eligibility has been updated every five years since 1982, however it has not been updated since 2004.

The bill is effective immediately.

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