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80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

80-year-old foundry has poured its last casting

LAPORTE | An iron foundry that has been a major employer in LaPorte since 1934 and made some of the largest metal castings in the United States is expected to close next month, putting more than 120 employees out of work.

July 10, 2014 1:00 am

Illinois bus company plans 330 layoffs statewide, 106 in University Park

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | A Joliet-based company that provides school-bus services plans to lay off 330 employees by the end of June.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
PUC chancellor: 12 faculty to retire, 7 laid off

PUC chancellor: 12 faculty to retire, 7 laid off

HAMMOND | Purdue University Chancellor Thomas Keon announced Thursday that 12 faculty would take a retirement incentive package, seven would be laid off and the review process will continue with more cuts expected.

August 08, 2013 7:30 pm

PUC could lay off faculty and staff

HAMMOND | Another round of cuts may be implemented at Purdue University Calumet as the regional campus tries to stave off a multimillion-dollar deficit. The cuts could include faculty and staff.

August 07, 2013 2:00 pm
Chicago Teachers Union calls layoffs 'shameful'

Chicago Teachers Union calls layoffs 'shameful'

CHICAGO | Chicago Public Schools and city leaders say the state's failure to enact pension reform is to blame for the district laying off more than 2,100 employees — a cut that one legislator described Friday as "more dramatic than anything the state has seen" during its long-festering, near…

July 19, 2013 7:00 pm Photos


Indiana House rejects minimum wage increase

Indiana House rejects minimum wage increase

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's minimum wage will remain at the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour after the Republican-controlled House voted on party lines Monday to reject a proposal increasing the state's minimum hourly wage by one dollar.

March 18, 2013 3:51 pm Related

Amsted Rail pushes back some layoffs at Hammond plant

HAMMOND | Layoffs at Amsted Rail are occurring later and may affect fewer employees than originally projected.

December 30, 2012 7:00 pm
Union seeks halt to casino job cuts

Union seeks halt to casino job cuts

INDIANAPOLIS | A union representing some of the 80 workers laid off last month by Gary's Majestic Star casinos wants the Indiana Gaming Commission to stop casino companies from cutting jobs.

November 14, 2012 5:00 pm Photos


Layoffs hit First Baptist Church of Hammond

HAMMOND | Layoffs have hit the First Baptist Church of Hammond with a quarter of the church's staff estimated to be let go, a church spokesman confirmed Tuesday.

October 09, 2012 4:30 pm

Job cuts to cost Motorola tax credits in Illinois

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | Google Inc.'s plan to cut more than 700 jobs at Motorola Mobility's operations in Illinois means the company will lose the tax credits it receives from the state, and experts say it underscores just how little the kind of perks that big companies often insist they need real…

August 14, 2012 7:30 pm

Number of mass layoffs in Illinois down in July

SPRINGFIELD | The number of employees being laid off by Illinois companies dropped sharply in July, according to new state figures.

August 06, 2012 8:15 pm

Dozens of Hammond teachers could face layoffs

HAMMOND | The School City of Hammond could lay off as many as 60 teachers.

May 25, 2012 6:30 pm

Strong 3 months of hiring as U.S. adds 227,000 jobs

It's the latest display of the breadth and strength of the economic recovery. The country has put together the most impressive three months of job growth since before the Great Recession.

March 09, 2012 11:45 pm

Gov. Quinn: Illinois budget deal prevents closures, layoffs

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn says he's reached a deal to keep seven state facilities he'd planned to close open through the fiscal year.

November 28, 2011 8:38 pm

Highland teachers, School Board extend contract

HIGHLAND | The School Town of Highland board signed off on a contract extension for teachers Thursday evening after the union gave its stamp of approval Wednesday.

March 31, 2011 8:00 pm

Merrillville worried Gary's plans to cut firefighters would shift burden

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville leaders expressed concern Tuesday the city of Gary's plans to lay off dozens of firefighters would force the Ross Township Fire Service to shoulder more of a burden.

December 29, 2010 12:00 am

Some cry 'politics' as Lake County payroll cuts bite

CROWN POINT | Martine "Marti" Vagenas said Tuesday she is looking forward to her last day as a chief administrator in Lake Superior Courtroom 2 with resignation.

December 02, 2010 12:00 am
Letters about police layoffs

Letters about police layoffs

November 14, 2010 12:00 am

Sauk Village lay offs nine

SAUK VILLAGE | The Village Board voted to lay off nine union employees in accordance with the respective collective bargaining agreements with three different unions.

August 25, 2010 12:00 am

Official: Sauk Village to lay off employees

SAUK VILLAGE | At tonight's regular board meeting, Village President Lewis Towers says he'll present a proposal to the board to cut 10 to 15 municipal employees, excluding police and fire personnel.

August 24, 2010 12:15 pm
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