It could reportedly cost the city of Chicago $65 million for retroactive pay increases for police officers. Nonetheless, the city will not use long-term borrowing to cover the salary payments, Chicago Budget Director Alex Holt said Tuesday.
Federal prosecutors say Karen Finley, the former Redflex Traffic Systems CEO, provided a bribe in exchange for city of Chicago contracts worth $124 million to the official previously responsible for managing the city's red-light camera program.
More than 60 workers at a moving and storage company in Skokie walked off the job Monday as part of an open-ended strike in protest of the firm's slow contract talks with their union.
Workers at Golan's Moving and Storage have been waiting for their first labor contract since winning union representation by Teamsters Local 705 in December. The union represents a core group of about 70 workers at Golan's, plus many temporary employees on 90-day work visas, said Teamsters Local 705 union representative Richard DeVries.