Drivers in Olympia Fields may want to watch where they park, to avoid becoming part of the south suburb’s answer to its budget crisis.
Suburban school districts are pushing back hard against a 2005 state law that was meant to rein in Illinois’ skyrocketing pension costs.
While Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first city budget includes layoffs, budget cuts, and higher fees and fines, it also includes rewards for some mayoral aides.
Cook County Board President Toni Prekwinkle on Monday rejected charges she’s improperly boosted salaries for her bodyguards, while other county workers are losing jobs and taking pay cuts.
The Chicago Teachers Union says it would accept a lower cost-of-living salary increase for the current school year.
Illinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says there may have to be some renegotiation with the union AFSCME over raises due 30,000 workers.
Gov. Pat Quinn says he will fight to cancel pay raises for nearly 30,000 state workers, and he will go to court, if necessary, to do so.
As Cook County grapples with how to close a half-billion-dollar budget deficit next year, top bosses at the county’s health and hospitals system have doled out pay raises to a smattering of top administrators, the largest a $40,000 pay bump.