Tag: overtime

Chicago government-worker overtime pay is out of control

The Chicago Police Department set a new spending record for overtime pay in 2015, paying out more than $116 million in overtime – up 17 percent from the previous year, according to a Chicago Sun-Times investigation. This finding follows November news that in 2014, a third of Chicago city employees took home six figures, a... Read more »

Extra pay for Chicago police and firefighters is excessive, unsustainable

When Mayor Rahm Emanuel proposed the largest property-tax hike in modern city history, which the Chicago City Council passed on Oct. 28, he said it was the only option to avoid making Chicago “unlivable.” Nearly all of the $588-million hike will go to fund the city’s police and fire pension funds. But a new Chicago... Read more »