Emanuel Administration Signs Order For Minority Hiring On Construction ProjectsThe Emanuel Administration wants to keep better track of how well contractors are adhering to Chicago’s goals for minority hiring on the city’s big construction projects.
Minorities Make Up 2/3 Of CPD’s 16,000 New ApplicantsAccording to Supt. Johnson, 35 percent of applications were submitted by African-Americans. 33 percent came from Hispanic applicants.
Court Orders Chicago To Hire 111 Black FirefightersIn a landmark decision, a federal appeals court has decided the Chicago Fire Department has to hire 111 black firefighters and the city will have to pay tens of millions in damages over an entrance exam given 16 years ago.
IDOT Criticized For Lack Of Minority HiringThe Illinois Secretary of Transportation is defending his department’s hiring practices.