03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

CPD 2,000 Officers Short Of Full Strength

Heading into year No. 2 of a hiring slowdown, the Chicago Police Department is now nearly 2,000 officers short of its authorized strength of 13,500, counting vacancies, medical leave and limited duty, records show -- with 36 percent of police jobs at O'Hare Airport unfilled.

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