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

CTA To Cut 54 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.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Chicago Public Schools

1,000 CPS Teachers Set To Be Laid Off

The Chicago Public Schools are poised to lay off about 1,000 teachers soon.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011

Sears Sign (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Sears To Cut Jobs

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.


Chicago Public Schools

Does CPS Need To Rehire Laid Off Teachers?

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.

CBS Chicago–04/07/2011

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers his inaugural address after taking the oath of office during inaugural ceremonies Monday, Jan. 10, 2011 in Springfield. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)

Death Penalty Layoffs

The recent abolishment of the death penalty in Illinois has also left some standing in the unemployment line.


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


(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.


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.


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