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Chicago Fire Department

Report: Firefighters, Paramedics Have Collected Over $27M In Tax-Free Disability

Abuse of disability benefits by Chicago Police officers hit the headlines over the weekend, and now, a published report says the firefighters have run up a big tab for the city too.

CBS Chicago–07/17/2012

Chicago Public Schools

CPS Teachers Want Pay Hikes, More Benefits

Marking the start of what is expected to be contentious contract negotiations, the Chicago Teachers Union made its first round of demands to the Chicago Board of Education.

01/22/2012

Brad Olsen

Mom Fights For Benefits For Missing Son’s Young Daughter

Five years now after the disappearance of a 26-year-old DeKalb County man – and almost two years since a court declared him dead – his mother says she is fighting to keep Social Security death benefits for her son’s young daughter.

WBBM Newsradio–01/18/2012

Handcuffs

Prosecutors: State Caseworker Sought Sex From Clients

An Illinois state employee is being held on $70,000 bond, on charges that he solicited sex from the people he was supposed to be helping.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

(Credit: AP)

Protesters: United Not Doing Enough To Get Benefits From City

A couple dozen protesters stood outside United Airlines’ Chicago offices on Sunday to demand that United do more for the city.

WBBM Newsradio–08/28/2011

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Group Says Ill. State Workers Paid More Than Private Sector Peers

A free market think tank says pay for Illinois state workers has far outpaced private sector pay over the last 15 years and should be reduced as part of any serious efforts to balance the budget.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Mike Ditka

NFL Retirees Hope For Benefits In New CBA

One of the parties very concerned about the current NFL labor negotiations, but haven’t really been in the middle of any discussion are the former players who’ve made the league what it is today.

03/04/2011

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No More Money Down The Drain

It cost taxpayers almost $2.4 million when nearly 80 Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago employees quit late last year rather than lose benefits.

01/27/2011

Bob Karbin

Man Raped In Military Says VA Denying Him Benefits

Thousands of soldiers are sexually assaulted every year by fellow soldiers. Now one of them is speaking out about how the Veterans Administration failed him. CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reports.

CBS 2–11/10/2010