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Salaries At Water District Keep Rising Despite Poor Economy

07/14/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

In an era of layoffs, unpaid furloughs and reduced benefits at most levels of government, workers for the little-known, taxpayer-financed agency that deals with Cook County's waste and storm water are a throwback to far better times: They continue to enjoy high salaries, big overtime checks and annual cash payouts for unused sick-leave days.

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