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The [Tuesday] Papers

By Greg BOOzHELL.

#street #streetphotography #halloween #zombie

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The Secret.

This is the real Secret. #quimbys

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Cop Calculus
"The job pays $72,000 per year with full benefits and pension but the Chicago Police Department is having a hard time finding recruits, according to 44th Ward Alderman Tom Tunney," Loop North News reports.

"Still, more than 14,000 applications have been received since February."

I asked my friend Tracy Siska of the Chicago Justice Project if this meant that Tunney was wrong; I had trouble squaring 14,000 applicants with a hard time finding recruits.

Surprisingly, he said no.

Huge numbers get eliminated at every step of the process. Some number never show up to test. Then a rather significant number does not pass. Then another significant number fails the background check. Then the drug test, then the physical, and then the mental, etc.

Also many applicants who are serious about becoming cop are testing in multiple jurisdictions; suburbs tend to hire faster.

In other words, CPD may have 14,000 applicants, which seems like a huge number, but by the time they get to the end of the process the department is coming up short.

Assignment Desk: Track an applicant class from start to finish!

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Is Youth Football Past Its Prime?
Hint: Yes.

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The Weekend In Chicago Rock
Featuring: Montana of 300, Bob Dylan, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Ludlow, Jen Cloher, 1000 Fuegos, The Main Squeeze, Die Eclectics, Shosha Wolf & The Midnight Howlers, Mukqs, Piss Piss Piss Moan Moan Moan, Insane Clown Posse, Yonder Mountain String Band, Janet Jackson, Tori Amos, Warrant, Jack Russell, Yanni, Lala Lala, Girlpool, My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult, The Obleeks, and Screaming Females.

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BeachBook

Hurricane Maria Has Now Caused The Longest Blackout In U.S. History.

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When Staying In The Trump Administration Is Worse Than Leaving It.

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Pilsen Rap.

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Union Organizing At The Los Angeles Times.

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TweetWood
A sampling.

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You don't get to say this after closing 50 schools - mostly in neighborhoods desperately in need of community-building.

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The Beachwood Tronc Line: Ghoulish.



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