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 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.
It was a disappointing day in court for more than 70 laid-off City of Chicago traffic aides.
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.
City Hall has laid off 80 full time traffic aides, as part of the budget cutbacks that Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced back in May.
Cook County is going to see more layoffs and red ink, but a Chicago budget watchdog says the situation seems to be improving.
Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle said Wednesday that more layoffs are coming to help cover the county’s budget shortfall.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As the economic recovery continues to sputter, several Chicago area companies have announced plans for more layoffs, starting next month.
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.
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.
The Chicago Transit Authority says 54 positions will be eliminated, as part of budget cuts that will save the agency $15 million per year.
The Chicago Public Schools are poised to lay off about 1,000 teachers soon.
Sears Holdings Corp. is closing one of its suburban stores, making the retailer one of six Illinois companies planning a total of 505 job cuts in coming months.
Attorneys for the Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Teachers Union are scheduled to head back to federal court, over a lawsuit challenging the layoffs of hundreds of teachers last summer.
The recent abolishment of the death penalty in Illinois has also left some standing in the unemployment line.
Teachers and staff at Oak Lawn Community High School have voted to take smaller pay raises the next couple years, rather than face cutting staff by about 20 percent.