Sheriff Dart: Preckwinkle's Layoff Plan "Beyond Reckless"“This is just not a way to run any government,” Dart said. “Eviscerating this office is not a way thoughtful people proceed.”
Opponents Of The Beverage Tax Say Threat Of Layoffs Is Just PoliticsThe food and beverage industry says the Cook County Board President’s threat of massive layoffs should the Sweetened Beverage Tax be tossed out by a judge is just politics.
More Than 100 Cook County Prosecutors Face Layoffs Without Soda TaxState’s Attorney Kim Foxx said more than 100 prosecutors could be laid off if a judge doesn't allow the soda tax to take effect by August.
Overdue State Funding Prompts Major Layoffs For Family FocusThe prospect of starting a third fiscal year without a state budget has prompted one Chicago social service agency to make massive layoffs.
Dozens Of Layoffs At BP Refinery In Whiting, IndianaBP has announced as many as 80 layoffs at its massive refinery in Whiting, Indiana.
CVS Health Corp. To Cut 600 Employees In 3 StatesCVS Health has announced that it is letting go of about 600 employees as it streamlines operations in what it calls an effort to save money and better serve customers.
Back to School Fair In Pilsen Elicits Parental Concerns On Upcoming School YearA back-to-school fair was held Tuesday at Whitter Elementary School in Pilsen and parents have a lot of questions about the new year.
After CTU Rejects Contract Offer, CPS Warns Of LayoffsA day after the Chicago Teachers Union turned down a four-year contract offer from the Chicago Public Schools, CEO Forrest Claypool warned the union it will be moving forward with a plan for layoffs.
Chicago Public Schools Laying Off Hundreds Of Administrative StaffHundreds of workers at the central offices of the Chicago Public Schools were getting layoff notices on Friday, as the district tries to plug a $480 million budget hole.
Students, Activists March To Protest Possible CPS Teacher LayoffsMore than three dozen Chicago Public Schools students and other activists were marching through downtown and beyond on Friday, protesting possible teacher layoffs, and demanding better education funding.
Groupon To Cut 1,100 Jobs, About 10 Percent Of Work ForceThe e-commerce and online deals company said in a blog post Tuesday that the cuts are mainly in its international business. Having already closed its operations in Greece and Turkey, Groupon says it is also leaving Morocco, Panama, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Taiwan, Thailand and Uruguay.
Walgreens To Lay Off 370 Corporate EmployeesThe job cuts, which will not affect any stores, are part of the company’s ongoing restructuring and cost-reduction plan that was announced a year ago, company spokesman James Graham said in a statement.
Jobs Cut At Get Covered Illinois Before 3rd Enrollment PushGov. Bruce Rauner's administration has eliminated 15 staff positions from Get Covered Illinois, the state's health insurance exchange, three months ahead of the third annual enrollment period under President Barack Obama's health care law.
Teachers Protest CPS Budget Cuts, LayoffsPublic school teachers were raising their voices against Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s leadership of the district; in particular his proposal to help shore up CPS finances by having teachers pay the full cost of their individual pension contributions, most of which is now paid by the district.
CTU Plans City Hall Protest As CPS Begins 1,400 LayoffsThe union said the district’s cutbacks are counterproductive, and will lead to fewer resources for educators. The Emanuel administration has said the cuts will save $200 million for a district reeling from paying $634 million in pension obligations.