I was wondering what you all thought about this and if it was more than just random rumor? Is this something other departments are talking about? As always, I'm not LEO, so this isn't a 'personal' issue, but I do try to stay current on LEO items so I can write the correct letters of support to my local administration folks (mayors, etc) and be sure they're treating our LEOs right! http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local-beat/chicago-police-scrap-entrance-exam-80790827.html The Chicago Police Department is seriously considering scrapping the police entrance exam, sources tell Fran Spielman. Dropping the exam would bolster minority hiring and avert legal battles, according to one source, while others confirm that the exam could be scrapped to open the process to as many people as possible. However, the lack of an exam would make Chicago the lone major city without one, and experts contend that the exam is integral to eliminating unqualified applicants.