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Oak Lawn Community High School

Oak Lawn Teachers Vote To Reduce Raises, Avoid Layoffs

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.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2011

Empty Classroom

Oak Lawn Teachers, School Workers Face Choice

Teachers and other employees at Oak Lawn Community High School District 229 vote tomorrow on whether to accept smaller pay raises over the next two years or see nearly three dozen of them lose their jobs.

03/28/2011

Waukegan Waterfront

Layoffs May Come For Over 70 Waukegan City Employees

More than 70 city employee positions are on the chopping block under a budget proposal in north suburban Waukegan.

03/22/2011

Empty Classroom

Modest Layoffs Coming For Elgin School District

The second largest school district in Illinois is cutting more staff, but it pales in comparison to the massive layoffs of last year.

WBBM Newsradio–03/08/2011

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown

Circuit Court Clerk Cuts 170 Employees

Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown has been forced to hand out pink slips, as she seeks to meet demands to cut her office’s budget.

WBBM Newsradio–02/15/2011

K-Mart

Companies Planning Layoffs, Closing Stores In Illinois

Seven companies are warning the State of Illinois that they are planning mass layoffs and even closing stores.

CBS Chicago–02/08/2011

Toni Preckwinkle chairs her first Cook County Board meeting

Preckwinkle Proposes More Than 1,000 County Layoffs

In her first-ever budget address, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced a spending plan aimed at overhauling a government that has long made headlines for patronage hiring and waste.

02/01/2011

Joseph Berrios

Cook County Assessor Laying Off 53 Workers

Cook County Assessor Joseph Berrios is laying off 53 workers to comply with County Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s request to slash his budget by 16 percent this year.

WBBM Newsradio–01/29/2011

Abbott Laboratories Logo (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Lake County Officials Upset Over Abbott Labs Layoffs

Officials in Lake County are trying to figure out how to help about 1,000 area residents, who are among 1,000 employees that North Chicago-based Abbott Laboratories is laying off.

WBBM Newsradio–01/27/2011

Jason Pickering

Furloughed Gary Firefighter Resorts To Panhandling

A Gary firefighter who lost his job in a round of budget-cutting layoffs has resorted to panhandling to make ends meet.

01/04/2011

Gary Fire Department

30 Firefighters Laid Off In Gary Due To Budget Cuts

They are the first to respond to fires, risking their lives to protect people. But at the end of the week, more than a tenth of Gary, Indiana’s firefighters will be out of work.

CBS 2–12/28/2010

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Gary To Lose 30 Firefighters At Week’s End

30 firefighters are set to be out of a job by the end of this week.

12/28/2010

(AP Graphic)

Hiring Picture Is Looking Better

There’s some good, or at least better, news on hiring next year and not-as-bad news on layoffs.

12/07/2010

File Photo (Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Suburb Lays Off 9 City Workers

Yorkville Mayor Valerie Burd called it Black Thursday. The southwest suburban city laid off nine employees Thursday from a city staff already decimated by layoffs over the past few years.

12/04/2010

Naperville Police Protest

Hundreds Protest Naperville Police Layoffs

There is fear and frustration in Naperville as the city plans big cuts in the local police department. On Tuesday night, hundreds of supporters joined officers on the street in protest. CBS 2’s Mike Parker reports.

CBS 2–11/16/2010

Unemployment Line

Layoffs Coming At 12 Chicago Companies

A dozen companies have told the State of Illinois they have, or plan to, lay off as many as 1,500 people by year’s end.

CBS Chicago–11/05/2010

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