Excerpts from fox32chicago.com:

An Illinois Senate bill could help Chicago firefighters get promotions more easily and frequently by standardizing the process.

Unlike other departments statewide, Chicago’s force is exempted from the Fire Department Promotion Act, which oversees the process to ensure that is fair and free of bias.

The Chicago Firefighters Union Local 2 is in support of the bill and says the promotional exam is held irregularly, and sometimes happens only once a decade. This means some members may only get one chance at a promotion during a 20-year career.

Senate Bill 1707 passed the Senate Labor Committee Wednesday and now heads to the full Senate for consideration.

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