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Illinois State Employees

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."

Quinn To Union: Take Furloughs Or Face Layoffs

Chicago Public Radio | Susie An | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn wants state employed union workers to take furlough days to help balance the state's budget. He says about 2,600 American ...

Madigan Drastically Reducing State 'Fumigation' Bill, From 3,000 To 700 Firings

State Journal-Register | Doug Finke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Efforts to "fumigate" state government are being scaled back and now would only affect about 700 people, House Speaker Michael Madigan said today....

Quinn Hedging On State Employee Firing Plan (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Gov. Pat Quinn is backing away from Speaker Michael Madigan's broad plan to "fumigate" the government's ranks with job cuts, the State Journal-Registe...