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    I had a dream last nite...Lt. Steven McCaffrey came to me and said "you're all f*cked"

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    Well regardless theres is truth behind that dream. Either this will mess things up really good or if we get the job we would have to work with people you could trust to save you from a paper bag fire

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    Well the latest retirement numbers are out and they are on pace with last year the chief i know said the telling sign will be the end of the year retirements which will be the retro check guys is what i heard, them along with the 45 health care retirements may make this a big year. Fyi 30 for this year so far which is similar to 2010.in december of 2010,30 retired in that month alone.so watch for the end of the year. Next year alone 145 or so can take the healthcare retirement as well as the normal retirements these next two, three years may be big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRCO2H View Post
    Hey Fellas, what better way to get past the angst and anxiety of the past few months than getting drunk and watching some great football with your future Brothers. This Sunday is the 2nd Annual 1st Responders Bowl, Kicking off at 1:00 p.m. at St. Rita's High School (7740 S. Western). Tickets are $10 and proceeds go to CFD and CPD charities. Also this year, Budweiser is sponsoring a tailgate party beginning at 11:00 a.m. I went last year and I got to tell you this is a great time, with surprisingly good football. The Coppers won a close one last year, bolstered by a very controversial non-call on the goal line. This year, the CFD Blaze are out for revenge! Word is a few Chicago Bears will also be on hand for the festivities. So if you got nothing to do, grab a few buddies and come support some worthwhile causes. Hope to see you out there.
    Yo TRCO2H,
    Did you go to Rita for High School??

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    Shadez, I grew up on the East Coast, so I went to HS out there. There were a bunch of Rita's guys in my Academy Class though.

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    Nice! Yea, I went there myself. Class of '95

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    Can anyone else see what the future holds for this department/city?

    http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/05/...court-dispute/

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    It sucks bro and I'm upset but there is nothing we can do about it lets hope and pray we get a couple classes in before them.

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    I'm definitely praying at this point. With 2.5 years till I hit the age cutoff for CFD, i'm losing my confidence here. The good news is that I took the last round of PAT's. Even if I get to the medical portion, they might scrutinize my health (being an older guy) and delay me getting into the academy. If I could go back in time I would have tried to get my EMT-P and get on CFD medics, and crossed over. It sure beats suing your way on. I really thought for sure that I would be in by now.

    I was assigned random number 4100 (out of 6300+) on the recent CPD exam I took and might have to bank on that to get a city job. The age cutoff is 40. I have also looked at other city jobs posted as a technician, or even an inspector that I feel my qualifications/background can accommodate. I live in the city and cannot sell my home in this economy, so I might as well try to land a city job.

    I got my fingers crossed for myself, and everyone in here. It's been a long journey so far and it's not over yet. Good luck to all of you in whatever stage you are in.

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    The reality of the situation is the city is going to get this over with as soon as they can. The only class that has a chance to get in before the "entitlement" group are the people waiting for final processing. Those of us who took the PAT in Jan 2010 are going to have to wait it out. Its going to be a while because they have to find 111 "qualified" out of 6,000. I heard this from someone who has more knowledge of the situation than I do. It may or may not be true. His point was the CFD is not understaffed right now but they are close enough to justify another class. That would be the guys waiting for FP. Again this is not set in stone and my source could be 100% incorrect. I guess only time will tell. But lets keep our spirits up. If we learned anything in this process,its anything can change at any moment.

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    Why would they put them in sooner rather than later you would think they would want to avoid the payout. Since it is not due till after the class starts or all 6000 are processed whatever starts first. i know you are posting what you here and thank you some news is better then none

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILFFPM View Post
    Why would they put them in sooner rather than later you would think they would want to avoid the payout. Since it is not due till after the class starts or all 6000 are processed whatever starts first. i know you are posting what you here and thank you some news is better then none
    They want to put them in while they have the positions available. In about a year or so the city expects a couple hundred new retirees. Right now they just about to the point of needing a new class. Then of course once those vacancies are filled they have to wait for more people to retire for another class. That class being the "entitlement class". They figure about a year or so out. I figure the city has been preparing for this for a while.The appeal was really a shot in the dark for the city.It was a way to delay so they could gather the money. They knew they were not going to win.

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    Gotcha well i am praying we get in before them. On a side note i was looking over old posts from jan, feb. Sort of sad how excited we were just to be let down again i tell you what this process is something else that no one has gone through like us before at least give us that.

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    I agree we been put through the ringer a couple times.. I hope we get through first

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    How many FF's will be eligible for the 55+ and out in 2012? I know it was like 135 for 2011, but I think the number goes even higher for 2012. Am I wrong?

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    lets hang in there
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    It is 45 firefighters in 2011 135 in 2012 free for all for anyone over 55 in 2013. The reason for the off number is 10 percent can be medics. Minimum manning is locked till 2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by ILFFPM View Post
    It is 45 firefighters in 2011 135 in 2012 free for all for anyone over 55 in 2013. The reason for the off number is 10 percent can be medics. Minimum manning is locked till 2014
    Just a clarification ILFFPM, the 135 limit (or more up to 150 depending on how many medics take the deal) is the limit for the remainder of the contract. There is no free for all after 2012 unfortunately.

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    Not that they have ever been able to tell us anything in the past but has anyone called hr recently just to see what they say? Especially now that all this has come down with the entitlement class being official..

    Just hope we hear something positive soon!

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    Yeah i did no info really garnered she said they are figuring out what to do with the lawsuit group. They really dont deal in rumors. i asked her if she thinks we will get hired at all and she was pretty adamant we will at some point. I think they understand what we have been going through.

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    Hope everyone had a great holiday.. thanks to the men and women who gave us that special day!!

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    I'm suprised that I don't hear much about the Chicago Casino plan that just hit Quinns desk on this fourm. Don't you guys think this would be great for the city? Don't you think it might have an impact on police and fire hiring? (Not to say that if he doesn't sign the bill hiring won't happen) Don't you think this will help with the city pension issues? We're talking in the tune of 30+ million a month in additional revenue and that might be a low estimate depending on how many gaming positions they get.

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    all we can do is keep hoping and praying we get on
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    Quote Originally Posted by blue2520 View Post
    I'm suprised that I don't hear much about the Chicago Casino plan that just hit Quinns desk on this fourm. Don't you guys think this would be great for the city? Don't you think it might have an impact on police and fire hiring? (Not to say that if he doesn't sign the bill hiring won't happen) Don't you think this will help with the city pension issues? We're talking in the tune of 30+ million a month in additional revenue and that might be a low estimate depending on how many gaming positions they get.
    Not only the monthly revenue but the revenue the city will bring in upfront with all the licensing and registration fees as well. I know there are some moral arguments but given the city's financial state and how much revenue this would generate it seems like a no brainer to me. Hope it gets done, would be great for everyone, let alone all of us trying to get on the job and our financial security thereafter.

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    I don't know if anyone has noticed but they are working on the fire escapes at the Quinn. The stairs are used for up and overs in PT. This could mean a class in the near future. I remember when I was in the academy they were starting to unbolt from the wall and up and overs stopped until they made minor repairs. It looks now that major repairs are being done and could be good news. Hang in there its closer than you think

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