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Gary Schools To Lay Off 169 Teachers

Severe cuts coming to schools in Gary, Ind. The Gary Community Schools district is getting ready to lay off 169 teachers.

CBS Chicago–05/30/2012

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West Suburban Hospital Announces Layoffs

Vanguard West Suburban Medical Center says it’s eliminating 39 positions. A spokeswoman says that includes some vacant positions – and some layoffs – and that they include nurses and administrative staff.

04/18/2012

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Elgin Schools To Lay Off Nearly 200 People

It’s the time of year dreaded by suburban school districts – when RIFs, or reductions In force, are announced.

CBS Chicago–03/20/2012

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7-11 Store Owners: Online Lottery Sales Could Mean Massive Layoffs

Owners of 7-Eleven stores are warning of massive layoffs to come, unless the Illinois Lottery protects them from competition from the online sales that are expected to start this year.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2012

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Sears To Lay Off 100 Employees At Hoffman Estates HQ

Sears announced Thursday that 100 people will be laid off at its Hoffman Estates headquarters, despite millions of dollars in forthcoming income and property tax incentives.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

Chicago Public Schools

Union: CPS Layoffs Unfairly Affected African-American Teachers

The Chicago Teachers Union wants federal investigators to review the school board’s teacher layoff policy to see if it has unfairly impacted African-American teachers.

WBBM Newsradio–02/09/2012

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Tribune Offers Buyouts To Newsroom Staff

More job cuts are coming at the Chicago Tribune.

CBS Chicago–01/17/2012

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City Plans To Close Libraries All Day On Mondays

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s budget passed, an agreement had ensured that Chicago public libraries would close only on Monday and Friday mornings. But that has now changed.

CBS Chicago–01/05/2012

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Postal Service Confirms Cuts That Will Slow Mail Down

If you still mail a check to pay your bills, it’s going to take longer for them to get where they’re going starting in January.

CBS Chicago–12/05/2011

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Unilever Closing Alberto Culver Plant In Melrose Park

The Alberto Culver plant in Melrose Park is shutting down, and about 600 workers will lose their jobs or be forced to transfer.

12/02/2011

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Workers Losing Jobs At Bally’s Fitness Clubs

A grim holiday season for hundreds of Chicago area employees who stand to lose their jobs at a popular chain of gyms.

11/28/2011

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Cook County Sends Out Nearly 100 Layoff Notices

CHICAGO (CBS) – Cook County has begun sending out nearly 100 layoff notices, the first round of more than 1,000 layoffs that Board President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed for next year. A spokesman for Preckwinkle […]

CBS Chicago–10/31/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Sticking To His Guns On Layoffs, Facility Closures

Addressing a range of issues in his office Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn did not bite at a suggestion that he might flip-flop on layoffs and facility closures.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle Pushing For New Fees, Tax Hikes

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has proposed a first-ever fee for parking at the county’s criminal courthouses, as well as a $150 fee on residents of unincorporated areas for county police protection as part of her budget plan for next year.

CBS Chicago–10/24/2011

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Laid Off Agriculture Employees: Quinn Broke His Promise

Some Illinois state Department of Agriculture employees are not only being laid off, but they say Gov. Pat Quinn broke his promise to them.

WBBM Newsradio–10/24/2011

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Aldermen Concerned About Library Budget Cuts

Aldermen at Friday’s City Council budget hearings said they hope there’s some way to prevent the big cuts in Public Library staffing and hours proposed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

CBS Chicago–10/21/2011

Forrest Claypool

Claypool Still Hinting At Possible CTA Fare Hike

Chicago Transit Authority President Forrest Claypool is still hinting at a possible fare increase, after announcing the elimination of 200 non-union positions in an effort to partially fill a big budget hole.

CBS Chicago–10/11/2011

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CTA Cutting More Than 100 Jobs

The Chicago Transit Authority has announced that it is cutting more than more than 100 jobs.

CBS Chicago–10/10/2011

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Grim Numbers For September Job Cuts

There is more evidence that the economy is contracting, with grim job numbers coming out.

CBS Chicago–10/05/2011

Gov. Pat Quinn

Arbitrator Rules Against Quinn’s Plan For Layoffs, Closures

An arbitrator has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn may not lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities, because the move would violate a deal with a state labor union.

10/03/2011

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