McDonald's Boss 'Proud' Of Pay Hike, But Protests ContinueMcDonald's CEO Steve Easterbrook said Thursday he was "incredibly proud" of a recent decision to bump pay for some workers, even as hundreds of protesters outside called on the company to do more ahead of its annual shareholder meeting.
Report: Lack Of Towing, Other Revenues In Olympia Fields Have Caused Budget CrisisDrivers in Olympia Fields may want to watch where they park, to avoid becoming part of the south suburb's answer to its budget crisis.
Big Raises Mean Big Pension Penalties At Suburban SchoolsSuburban school districts are pushing back hard against a 2005 state law that was meant to rein in Illinois' skyrocketing pension costs.
Many Top City Executives Up For Raises In 2012 BudgetWhile Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s first city budget includes layoffs, budget cuts, and higher fees and fines, it also includes rewards for some mayoral aides.
Preckwinkle Defends Raises For Security DetailCook 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.
Teachers Union Says It Would Accept Lower RaisesThe Chicago Teachers Union says it would accept a lower cost-of-living salary increase for the current school year.
Renegotiation May Be In Order Over State Workers' RaisesIllinois Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon says there may have to be some renegotiation with the union AFSCME over raises due 30,000 workers.
Quinn Fighting To Cancel Raises For State WorkersGov. 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.
County Health Admins Get Raises Despite Deficit 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.

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