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No Joke: You Paid $700,000 for Doors

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 11.05.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Turns out that Illinois state employees are among the highest paid, though Illinois does not top the list even among Midwestern states. But Illinois also has the fewest state employees per capita of all states. We break it all down in today's infographic. You be the judge of what constitutes "overpaid."

Public Employee Salaries and Metra Severances Grow -- As Does Our Anger

Madeleine Doubek | Posted 08.27.2013 | Chicago
Madeleine Doubek

For now, we're just seething over all the gold-plated salaries and perks some public employees and quasi-public employees get and wondering when our politicians will wake up. When will they start spending our money as if it were coming out of their pockets, for a change?