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Chicago Firefighters Protest Promotion Exam

Chicago Fire Department

About 70 Chicago firefighters protested the city’s handling of a recent promotional exam that had to be canceled, reports The Chicago Tribune.

About 1,600 Chicago Fire Department members took the oral exam last week for promotion to the rank of lieutenant, the report said. About another 120 were due to test for battalion chief, but that exam was canceled because of glitches.

Many of those who did take the exam also encountered problems, according to the report. It was the first one given for the rank of lieutenant since 2009, and the situation frustrated some members who may only get one chance at promotion during a 20-year career.