Report: Tollway Paid Out Nearly $4 Million In Overtime Last Year

DOWNERS GROVE, Ill. (CBS) — A new report says overtime pay for people who work for the Illinois Tollway system was nearly $4 million last year.

As WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports, one Illinois Toll Highway Authority worker took in $39,000 in overtime pay last year, according to the Chicago Tribune.

That worker was Lisa Williams, who is the Toll Highway Authority’s equal opportunity, disabilities, affirmative action and ethics officer, the Tribune reported. The overtime bumped up her $76,000 salary to $115,000, the newspaper reported.

Tollway executive director Kristi LaFleur tells the Tribune that Williams does the work of two people, and puts in 60- and 70-hour work weeks.

LaFleur defends the amount of overtime pay last year, which also saw tolls rise significantly. She says overtime pay only went to a small percentage of the 1,600 workers at the agency, the Tribune reported.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Bernie Tafoya reports

  • tom sharp

    “Overtime pay only went to a small percentage of workers…” Right! Those with clout! I’m sure the nitwits in charge purposely created a job that almost automatically requires someone to put in 60 hours or more a week. That shows good management practices Right? Ha Ha Ha!!!

  • G-Lep

    So, like, is this why the tolls went up from 40 cents to, uhm, 15-FUK’N-DOLLARS?!!

  • Ferdy

    All the hogs lining up at the trough…another fine example of how public workers rape the residents of this state. No surprise IL has such a ridiculous budget deficeit.
    “Overtime pay only went to a small percentage of workers…”
    So, 4 million dollars in overtime pay went to a small percentage of workers? Obviously some are getting paid way too much.

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