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    not me (june 16 not looking good)

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    nada.

    ..........

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    nothin here either, but am in the process of moving to the city, already have my city apartment and already have a tenant for my house in the burbs.

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    Thumbs up Roller blades, sounds like BS

    Somebody please clear this up , I heard nothing about having to roller blade when i was on the rock. Sounds like BS, who cant pass that. I'm killing myself on the track every day, if we can roller blade i can relax. Good luck to everybody, i cant wait future brothers. This waiting is really messing up my sleeping.

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    C'mon now, is anyone really expecting a letter, or a phone call this week?? I do know of at least one person who has recieved a letter stating that he needed to see his personal doctor...
    Last edited by UnitedWeStand; 06-03-2008 at 11:54 AM. Reason: i can't spell

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnitedWeStand View Post
    C'mon now, is anyone really expecting a letter, or a phone call this week?? I do know of at least one person who has recieved a letter stating that he needed to see his personal doctor...
    when did he get it and what was the problem? just wondering.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnitedWeStand View Post
    C'mon now, is anyone really expecting a letter, or a phone call this week?? I do know of at least one person who has recieved a letter stating that he needed to see his personal doctor...

    I received a letter today. My mom sent me a thank you letter for the birthday gift I gave her.

    Is there another letter I should be expecting???

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyBaK477 View Post
    I received a letter today. My mom sent me a thank you letter for the birthday gift I gave her.

    Is there another letter I should be expecting???
    BEST POST EVER!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RyBaK477 View Post
    I received a letter today. My mom sent me a thank you letter for the birthday gift I gave her.

    Is there another letter I should be expecting???
    damn you!

    ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamib View Post
    when did he get it and what was the problem? just wondering.
    All i know is that it said he needed to see his personal doctor. And i believe he got it Monday - not sure though - heard it from a friend, relieable friend though.

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    this was on chicagofirefighting.com:

    Posted: Wed Jun 4th, 2008 16:18
    "I was at the commissary last week and they are loading up on gear. I asked if the current class was finished getting their stuff and the Capt. there said yes and a new class was going in on July 1st."

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    Default 132 suit update

    from the sun-times this morning, page 7:

    Court tosses suit by black firefighter candidates
    SUED OVER '95 EXAM | Filed too late, means city won't have to pay up to $100 mil., blocks promotions

    June 5, 2008Recommend (3)

    BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter

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    Quote Originally Posted by 233wacker View Post
    from the sun-times this morning, page 7:

    Court tosses suit by black firefighter candidates
    SUED OVER '95 EXAM | Filed too late, means city won't have to pay up to $100 mil., blocks promotions

    June 5, 2008Recommend (3)

    BY FRAN SPIELMAN City Hall Reporter
    Here is the whole story from the Tribune:
    Appellate court tosses out firefighter exam suit
    From today's print edition:

    By Dan Mihalopoulos
    and Hal Dardick
    Tribune reporters

    A federal appeals court Wednesday reversed a judge’s ruling that the Daley administration discriminated against African-Americans who took a 1995 firefighter entrance exam.

    The judge had ruled against the city in 2005 and last year called on the Chicago Fire Department to hire 132 black candidates who passed the exam but never were offered jobs.

    A three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals tossed out the lawsuit on a technicality Wednesday, agreeing with the city’s contention that the suit had been filed too late.

    The firefighter exam’s cutoff score for well-qualified applicants produced a pool of potential hires with five times more whites than African-Americans. Most Chicago firefighters are white, although no racial group makes up anywhere near a majority of the city’s residents.

    The federal judge who ruled against the city in 2005 agreed to delay enforcement of her order to hire the black firefighters while the appeal was decided. Following Wednesday’s decision, the city will not hire those applicants and instead continue to hire from a list of qualified job seekers generated after the last exam, administered in 2006, said Jennifer Hoyle, spokeswoman from the city’s Law Department.

    “The status quo will be maintained,” Hoyle said. “We’re going to keep doing the hiring that we’re doing.”

    The plaintiffs plan to ask the full appellate court to review the decision.

    “This opinion is wrong, and we think we can get it reversed,” said Matthew Piers, a lawyer for the plaintiffs.

    The three judges who heard the appeal ruled that the plaintiffs took too long—more than 300 days—to file a discrimination charge with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

    The Daley administration lawyers argued that the plaintiffs should have filed the charge within 300 days of receiving notice in January 1996 that they were unlikely to be hired.

    The plaintiffs responded that they had 300 days to file the charge from the time that the city began hiring from its list of well-qualified applicants. That would have meant they did not file too late.

    The city administered the 1995 test to 26,000 applicants. Based on their test scores, 1,782 were classified as well-qualified, 19,000 were rated qualified and the rest were unqualified. The city announced that it only planned to hire about 600 from the well-qualified list.

    The plaintiffs sued in September 1998, alleging that the cutoff score for the well-qualified group disproportionately classified blacks as merely qualified and was not a true test of firefighting ability.

    After winning the favorable ruling in 2005, lawyers for the plaintiffs said they would seek as much as $80 million in damages for the qualified black applicants.

    Hoyle, the Law Department spokeswoman, said the city had been in talks to settle the case but those negotiations stalled over the issue of how much the city would have to pay the plaintiffs.

    dmihalopoulos@tribune.com
    hdardick@tribune.com

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    Pretty quiet in here lately...

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    I hear the next class won't be until August. That comes from a few fireman in the neighborhood. Just a rumor, these guys don't decide when the next class starts, it's just a rumor they hear. I try not to post rumors from fireman because they tend not to be true but it's something I keep hearing.

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    I don't believe it.

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    I received a letter to start July 1st for the academy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagoff2be View Post
    I received a letter to start July 1st for the academy.
    Congrats!!!! The mail man hasn't been to my house yet so I'll have to wait and see. Congrats again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagoff2be View Post
    I received a letter to start July 1st for the academy.
    Congratulations as well.

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    Thanks you both, and good luck!

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    Mail came but no letter. Actually all the mail was for two blocks over and I had to give it back to the mailman. So, I got no mail or someone else has my mail. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bugsy2007 View Post
    Mail came but no letter. Actually all the mail was for two blocks over and I had to give it back to the mailman. So, I got no mail or someone else has my mail. Good times.
    Time to start going door-to-door, or calling the Post Office...

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagoff2be View Post
    Time to start going door-to-door, or calling the Post Office...
    I'm below #200 and above #150. Are you in that range or is your # lower than 150.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagoff2be View Post
    I received a letter to start July 1st for the academy.
    congrats...i'm glad the process is moving forward.

    do you have to report on an earlier date for final processing? or is july 1, the next time you have to go down?

    i'm glad to hear somebody is getting the letter in the mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 233wacker View Post
    congrats...i'm glad the process is moving forward.

    do you have to report on an earlier date for final processing? or is july 1, the next time you have to go down?

    i'm glad to hear somebody is getting the letter in the mail.
    I have to go down before for final processing, and fill out two forms they sent me.

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