A coalition of working families, labor unions, and others gathered at City Hall on Tuesday to call on aldermen to approve a measure that would ensure workers get paid time off when they or a family member are sick.
A proposed ordinance backed by most of the City Council would require employers in the city to provide paid sick leave for most of their workers.
A top administrator at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources has resigned because the agency says he violated rules by participating in professional fishing tournaments while on sick leave last summer.
A sick leave scandal has erupted in the Chicago Police Department, and 14 officers could lose their jobs.
Roger Walker Jr. is supposed to be on the job at the Illinois Prisoner Review Board at a salary of almost $86,000 a year.