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.
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.
More than 70 city employee positions are on the chopping block under a budget proposal in north suburban Waukegan.
The second largest school district in Illinois is cutting more staff, but it pales in comparison to the massive layoffs of last year.
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.
Seven companies are warning the State of Illinois that they are planning mass layoffs and even closing stores.
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.
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.
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.
A Gary firefighter who lost his job in a round of budget-cutting layoffs has resorted to panhandling to make ends meet.
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.
30 firefighters are set to be out of a job by the end of this week.
There’s some good, or at least better, news on hiring next year and not-as-bad news on layoffs.
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.
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.
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.