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After a deadly summer, Chicago plans nearly 1,000 new hires for police department

After a deadly summer, Chicago plans nearly 1,000 new hires for police department

Facing a wave of rising violence and the perception that the Chicago Police Department is overwhelmed, Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration announced plans Wednesday to hire nearly 1,000 new officers, detectives and other personnel to rein in the bloodshed ravaging the city's most troubled neighborhoods.

The hiring plan includes more than 500 new police officers and 200...

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