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7:00pm Tuesday, July 23, 2024

#598 Online: The Police Department for Fired Cops

The Illinois Answers Project found that 17% of all police officers hired by the Robbins Police Department since 2000 came on board directly after they were fired from previous law enforcement jobs, the most of any department in Illinois. The investigation includes a database that shows the fired cops and the departments that subsequently hired them.

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Online: The Police Department for Fired Cops

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7:00pm Tuesday, July 16, 2024

#597 Online: Open Hack

There will be no presentation this week. Instead, we're going to have an Open Hack. Join our 7pm open Zoom call for introductions, socializing, announcements and breakout groups.

Online: Open Hack

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Our COVID-19 Policy

Our COVID-19 Policy

Mar 11, 2024 by CHN Board

At Chi Hack Night we continue to believe in the importance of hosting in-person events particularly in a time where meaningful social life is so vital, but we must work together to do so safely.

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2024 Board Election Results

2024 Board Election Results

Feb 15, 2024 by Elections Committee - Derek Eder, Adam Hecktman, Josh Kalov

On Feb 13th, we held our fifth election for our Board of Directors. We were amazed at the turnout. Of our 28 official Members, 22 attended virtually to cast their votes. Congrats to our elected and appointed Board Members Cameron Sow, Sean Watland, Sneha Jalukar, Michael Chladek, Samantha Goodman, Kyle Dolezal!

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Our 2023 Year in Review

Our 2023 Year in Review

Feb 14, 2024 by Sean Watland, Derek Eder, and Michael Chladek

Ahead of our fifth annual Member Meeting and Board Elections on Feb 7, 2023, we’re publishing our 2023 year in review to share with our Members and our community (that’s you!). We put on 48 Chi Hack Night events, hosted 35 presentations, held our fourth annual board election, remained financially stable, and updated and set new objectives and key results (OKRs) for our organization.

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