More Than 300 Cook County Workers Laid OffIt's the cost of repealing an unpopular sweetened beverage tax, CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
Preckwinkle: Nothing Pleasant About Hundreds Of Layoffs15 of the 17 Cook County Board members have signed on as co-sponsors to budget amendments that Board President Toni Preckwinkle says will close the shortfall caused by the repeal of the county's unpopular sweetened beverage tax. 
President's Call For Layoffs Leads To Feud Between Preckwinkle And DartCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart are at odds with each other over the President's proposals for layoffs and budget cuts.
Sheriff Dart: Preckwinkle's Layoff Plan "Beyond Reckless"“This is just not a way to run any government,” Dart said. “Eviscerating this office is not a way thoughtful people proceed.”
Opponents Of The Beverage Tax Say Threat Of Layoffs Is Just PoliticsThe food and beverage industry says the Cook County Board President’s threat of massive layoffs should the Sweetened Beverage Tax be tossed out by a judge is just politics.
More Than 100 Cook County Prosecutors Face Layoffs Without Soda TaxState’s Attorney Kim Foxx said more than 100 prosecutors could be laid off if a judge doesn't allow the soda tax to take effect by August.
Overdue State Funding Prompts Major Layoffs For Family FocusThe prospect of starting a third fiscal year without a state budget has prompted one Chicago social service agency to make massive layoffs.
Being Fired Hurts More, Has Longer Recovery Time Than Break Up, Study FindsAccording to a study, most people are hurt more by the loss of a job than the termination of a relationship.
Dozens Of Layoffs At BP Refinery In Whiting, IndianaBP has announced as many as 80 layoffs at its massive refinery in Whiting, Indiana.
CVS Health Corp. To Cut 600 Employees In 3 StatesCVS Health has announced that it is letting go of about 600 employees as it streamlines operations in what it calls an effort to save money and better serve customers.
Back to School Fair In Pilsen Elicits Parental Concerns On Upcoming School YearA back-to-school fair was held Tuesday at Whitter Elementary School in Pilsen and parents have a lot of questions about the new year.
After CTU Rejects Contract Offer, CPS Warns Of LayoffsA day after the Chicago Teachers Union turned down a four-year contract offer from the Chicago Public Schools, CEO Forrest Claypool warned the union it will be moving forward with a plan for layoffs.

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