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Gov. Bruce Rauner outlines his agenda after being sworn into office on Jan. 12, 2015, in Springfield, Illinois. Rauner is the first Republican governor in Illinois since 2003. (Credit: CBS)

Rauner Slams Quinn For Leaving Behind “Fundamentally Dishonest” Budget

Gov. Bruce Rauner had nothing but scorn for his predecessor on Friday, when he took questions from reporters about the transition process during his first weeks in office.

01/30/2015

Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner faced off at a debate hosted by CBS 2, the Chicago Urban League and The Business Leadership Council on Oct. 14, 2014. (Credit: CBS)

Top Rauner Staff More Highly Paid Than Quinn’s

While criticizing state spending and state worker salaries as too high, Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is paying top members of his administration significantly more than their predecessors in Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration, a review by The Associated Press has found.

01/30/2015

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Data Of City Of Chicago Worker Salaries

Which City Of Chicago jobs pays more on average than a Chicago Police Officer?

08/15/2014

The Answer

A Chicago Police officer makes an average of $70,000 a year, while more veteran cops collect salaries in the mid-$80,000.

08/15/2014

Illinois State Capitol

Topinka Won’t Pay Lawmakers’ Salaries, But Slams Quinn Veto As ‘Blackmail’

Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka said Thursday that she has no choice but to withhold lawmakers’ paychecks, citing a precedent-setting court case that bars her from paying state employees without a budget appropriation or court order.

07/25/2013

Chicago Police vehicle. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Police Want 12 Percent Pay Raise

Contract demands by Chicago police officers include much higher pay and something you might not have imagined.

02/07/2013

Illinois State Capitol

Conservative Group Presents Alternative State Budget Plan

A conservative think tank has proposed an alternative state budget that would cut wages for state employees by 10 percent; require retired workers to pay for their own health care premiums; and force local school districts to fund teacher pensions, instead of the state.

CBS Chicago–03/08/2012

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

NFL Stumbling Blocks: Free Agency, Rookie Wages

A rookie wage scale and free agency for veterans appear to be the biggest stumbling blocks to ending the NFL lockout.

CBS Chicago–07/10/2011

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Salaries Of Every City Of Chicago Employee

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today that it is publicly displaying the salaries for every employee of the City of Chicago.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

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Women Rally For Right To Equal Pay

A few hundred people–mostly women–turned out in Daley Plaza for a noontime rally to close the gender pay gap.

04/12/2011

Kenny Williams

Williams: Shutdown Would Be Better Than Huge Salaries

White Sox General Manager Kenny Williams said he would rather see baseball “shut down” than watch teams squander tens of millions of dollars on single players.

CBS Chicago–02/22/2011

Chicago Public Schools

New Data: All CPS Principals Make Six Figures

Principals are paid handsomely at the Chicago Public Schools, according to new data.

11/18/2010