Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

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

Library Generic (Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

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

CTA 'L' Train (File Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

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

Unemployment Line

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.


Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan

Madigan Open To Discussing Ways To Avoid Layoffs

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan said he is open to reallocating state budget money to avoid numerous layoffs and facility closures proposed last week by Gov. Pat Quinn.


Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Plans To Lay Off 1,900 Workers, Close 7 Facilities

Gov. Pat Quinn said Thursday that he is moving to lay off more than 1,900 state employees and close seven state facilities , blaming Illinois lawmakers for sending him a budget that had $2.2 billion less in revenue than he wanted.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2011

City of Chicago traffic control aides direct cars through a downtown intersection on Aug. 10, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Judge Won’t Reinstate City Traffic Aides

It was a disappointing day in court for more than 70 laid-off City of Chicago traffic aides.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

Unemployment Line

Ominous Signs Of Surging Layoffs In Illinois, Nationwide

Ahead of the key government employment report for July, which comes out Friday, there are ominous signs today that more people are losing their jobs.

WBBM Newsradio–08/03/2011

A Chicago traffic management aide. (CBS)

80 City Traffic Aides Laid Off

City Hall has laid off 80 full time traffic aides, as part of the budget cutbacks that Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced back in May.

CBS Chicago–08/02/2011

Laurence Msall

Watchdog: County’s Budget Situation Seems To Be Improving

Cook County is going to see more layoffs and red ink, but a Chicago budget watchdog says the situation seems to be improving.

WBBM Newsradio–07/28/2011

Toni Preckwinkle

Preckwinkle Predicts More County Layoffs For Next Year

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday that more layoffs are coming to help cover the county’s budget shortfall.

CBS Chicago–07/27/2011

Jorge Ramirez

City Labor Unions Offer Cost-Saving Ideas To Avoid Layoffs

Answering Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s call to come up with $10 million in cost savings to avoid 625 layoffs, union leaders on Tuesday offered their own ideas to save $250 million a year.

CBS Chicago–07/26/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Mayor Sends Letters To City Workers, Explaining Proposed Layoffs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has begun officially notifying employees that he soon will begin laying off hundreds of city workers if their unions don’t agree to $10 million worth of changes in their work rules.

CBS Chicago–07/20/2011

Rahm Emanuel

Mayor’s Office, Labor Leaders Meet To Discuss Work Rule Changes

The Emanuel administration and labor union leaders were back at the bargaining table on Monday, trying to work out a deal to avoid 625 threatened layoffs of city workers.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel (Credit: Craig Dellimore/Newsradio 780)

Emanuel Reveals Plan To Lay Off 625 City Workers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today said he plans to lay off 625 city workers as part of a plan to close a $10 million budget gap.

CBS Chicago–07/15/2011

(AP Graphic)

Chicago-Area Companies Plan More Layoffs

As the economic recovery continues to sputter, several Chicago area companies have announced plans for more layoffs, starting next month.

CBS Chicago–07/07/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel

Mayor Presents Proposed Work Rule Changes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning up the heat on organized labor by disclosing some of the work-rule changes he is asking union leaders to accept in order to save the jobs of 625 city employees.

WBBM Newsradio–07/06/2011

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced on June 29, 2011, that Walgreens would bring 600 new jobs to Chicago over the next two years, but at the same time he was threatening 625 city layoffs if labor unions didn't agree to cost saving measures. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Backing Off On Threat To Cut 625 Jobs

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has backed off on a threat to lay off 625 city workers earlier this week, instead going ahead with $20 million in budget cuts that don’t affect union jobs.

CBS Chicago–07/01/2011