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Court: Chicago must hire 111 black firefighters

The Associated Press1:06 p.m. CDT, May 13, 2011

Chicago must hire 111 African American firefighter candidates passed over for jobs and pay millions of dollars in damages to thousands more.

The ruling handed down Friday by the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals follows last year’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court that the African Americans who took a 1995 firefighters’ entrance exam didn’t wait too long to sue.

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