Sick Leave

Ald. Proco Joe Moreno (center) and a coalition of labor unions and working family groups call for passage of a paid sick leave requirement in Chicago. (Credit: Craig Dellimore/WBBM)

Activists Want City Council To Mandate Paid Sick Leave In Chicago

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.

05/19/2015

City Hall

Aldermen Seek Mandatory Sick Time For All Chicago Workers

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.

03/06/2014

(File photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

State Official Resigns After Going Fishing On Sick Leave

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.

02/14/2014

Police Headquarters

14 Police Officers May Be Fired For Abusing Sick Leave

A sick leave scandal has erupted in the Chicago Police Department, and 14 officers could lose their jobs.

CBS Chicago–09/07/2011

Illinois State Capitol

Report: State Prison Board Member Worked 1 Day

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.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2010