University Of Chicago President Highest Paid In Nation

The president of the University of Chicago is the highest-paid president of America’s elite private universities.


Gov. Pat Quinn (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Judge: Quinn Has To Pay Lawmakers

A Cook County judge has ruled that Gov. Pat Quinn’s decision to halt lawmaker pay over the pension crisis is unconstitutional and has ordered Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka to pay them immediately.


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Mayor: Mediator’s Proposed Teacher Raise Not ‘Tethered To Reality’

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today dismissed a mediator’s report that school officials had hoped would provide added bargaining power in their contract talks with teachers.


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How Much Do Chicago Public School Teachers Make?

A day after Chicago Public Schools’ teachers overwhelmingly authorized a strike, CBS 2 wanted to know how much the average teacher earns. As CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov found out, it depends on who you ask.

CBS 2–06/12/2012

Women rally at Daley Plaza on April 17, 2012, to mark "Equal Pay Day" and demand equal pay for equal work. (Credit: CBS)

On Equal Pay Day, Women Note Gender Gap In Salaries

A few hundred people turned out in Daley Plaza on Tuesday to mark Equal Pay Day.

CBS Chicago–04/17/2012

Scales Of Justice

Bellwood Sues Former Comptroller, Says He Mishandled Millions

The western suburb of Bellwood is suing its former comptroller, claiming he mishandled the village’s money to benefit himself and other employees.

CBS Chicago–12/23/2011

Better Government Association logo. (Credit: BGA)

BGA: Some State Board Members Paid More Than $300 An Hour

How would you like to make $40,000 a year for working just over 10 hours a month? Too good to be true? Not if you’ve got “the right stuff” for a state board like the Illinois Human Rights Commission.

CBS 2–11/08/2011


Judge Upholds Quinn’s Authority To Cut Regional School Supt. Salaries

A downstate circuit court judge has upheld Gov. Pat Quinn’s authority to eliminate salaries for regional school superintendents across Illinois.

CBS Chicago–08/26/2011

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Group Says Ill. State Workers Paid More Than Private Sector Peers

A free market think tank says pay for Illinois state workers has far outpaced private sector pay over the last 15 years and should be reduced as part of any serious efforts to balance the budget.

CBS Chicago–07/19/2011

Adam Dunn and Alfonso Soriano

The Price Of Overpaid Sluggers

The All-Star break gives Chicago baseball fans a three-day break from the dismal seasons for the White Sox and Cubs. It also gives us a chance to take a closer look at two of the overpaid sluggers in Chicago.

CBS Chicago–07/12/2011

New Chicago schools boss Jean-Claude Brizard (CBS)

Brizard Says He Won’t Accept Bonus For Improved Test Scores

Chicago Public Schools chief executive officer Jean-Claude Brizard says that if he is offered a salary bonus for raising students’ test scores, he won’t accept it.

WBBM Newsradio–06/10/2011

City Hall

Head Of CHA Giving Back His Salary

The head of the Chicago Housing Authority is doing something you don’t normally hear a public official doing – giving money back.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011

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On Eve Of ‘Equal Pay Day,’ Women Demand More Money

On the eve of national Equal Pay Day, an advocacy group for women says it’s time to speed things up in closing the pay gap between men and women.


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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.