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Furlough days

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM Newsradio)

Preckwinkle: Only Half Of County Employees Took Furlough Days

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says only about half of the county’s workers took unpaid furlough days agreed to by their unions this year.

WBBM Newsradio–10/28/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Emanuel Doing Away With Furlough Days For City Workers

One of the first major challenges facing Mayor Rahm Emanuel is a Thursday night deadline, when furloughs negotiated between former Mayor Richard M. Daley and labor leaders expire.

CBS Chicago–06/28/2011

Illinois Senate Chambers

Some State Lawmakers Argue Against Unpaid Furlough Days

Illinois lawmakers believe in shared sacrifice in these difficult financial times – most of them, anyway.

CBS Chicago–06/23/2011

City Hall

Inspector General Questions Savings From Furlough Days

The city’s Budget director is taking issue with an Inspector General’s report accusing the Daley Administration of overstating how much it is saving through employees’ unpaid furlough days.

WBBM Newsradio–02/16/2011