Congressman Aaron Schock at a hearing of the Ways and Means Committee in Washington, DC, on October 29, 2013. (Photo credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Schock’s Staff To Face Tough Prosecutor In Spending Probe

Timothy Bass, a 20-year veteran prosecutor who’s involved in the investigation, is known for combing through every detail of his cases. He’s prosecuted drug and gun crimes, money laundering, tax evasion, child pornography, exploitation and corruption cases.


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Data Breaches: Expert Tips For Protecting Small Businesses

A data breach can be devastating to a small business. Protect yourself, so security issues don’t take your company under.


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Thompson Center Food Service Workers Seek Quinn’s Help Keeping Jobs

Employees who work at the various fast food stands at The Great State Fare food court in the basement of the Thompson Center are worried they’ll lose their jobs when their employer, Sodexo, moves out of the state government building hands over the reins of the food court to a new management company.


At The O'Hare Stop On The CTA Blue Line. (CTA File Photo)

O’Hare, Airline Employees To Get Free Rides On Blue Line For Now

As many as 3,000 airline employees and other workers at O’Hare International Airport will be able to board the CTA Blue Line free at the airport through July 12, as the transit agency scrambles to provide them with special fare cards.


Republic Windows was the scene of a nationally covered labor sit-in in 2008. (CBS)

Former Republic Windows Employees Start Their Own Factory

Eighteen of the workers who staged a sit-in strike when Republic Windows & Doors suddenly ceased operations at its Goose Island plant in late 2008 are back in business as a worker-run cooperative.



11 United Airlines Employees Win Cars For Perfect Attendance

They were never on the Oprah Winfrey Show, but 11 United Airlines employees are getting new cars.

WBBM Newsradio–09/14/2012

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Report: Lack Of Towing, Other Revenues In Olympia Fields Have Caused Budget Crisis

Drivers in Olympia Fields may want to watch where they park, to avoid becoming part of the south suburb’s answer to its budget crisis.

CBS Chicago–07/31/2012

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City Deal With Streets & Sanitation Workers Could Save $30M

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is celebrating an agreement with streets and sanitation workers that could save the city $30 million, and help provide faster response time for tree-trimming requests, rodent control, and graffiti removal.

CBS Chicago–05/01/2012

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Lawsuit: Capital Grille Denied Opportunities To Minority Workers

The company that owns the Capital Grille is being sued for allegedly mistreating employees.

CBS Chicago–01/31/2012

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Police: Joliet Man Threatened To Kill Social Security Staff

A 65-year-old man upset with reductions to his benefits allegedly threatened to kill employees at the Social Security Administration this week.


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Analysis: Absent Employees Making For Long Delays On CTA

Chicago Transit Authority president Forrest Claypool says the agency is doing what it can to end the rampant employee absenteeism that can lead to long waits for passengers.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011


Tollway: 12 Workers Stole As Much As $25,000 In Tolls

At least 12 Illinois Tollway employees have either resigned or been fired for stealing more than $25,000 in tolls, including a 27-year veteran who admitted stealing $7,000 over seven years.


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Survey: Many Companies Set To Hire

Even as the state received word of mass layoffs, many companies say in a new survey they plan to hire soon, CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports.


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Salaries Of Every City Of Chicago Employee

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that it is publicly displaying the salaries for every employee of the City of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011