CHICAGO | The rest of June will be hauntingly quiet around the United Center.
SPRINGFIELD | The cost of paying overtime to employees in Illinois' prison system topped $60 million last year, more money than it takes to run many of the state's agencies.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois State Police paid more than $1.7 million more in overtime in the last fiscal year than in 2010 as budget cuts and a shrinking trooper headcount took their toll.
CHICAGO | Winning a shootout Sunday for the first time since Nov. 29 was nice for both the Blackhawks’ momentum and the extra point.
Valparaiso - Porter Hospital Intermediate Care Unit Director Cathy Pera, left, and Certified Nursing Assistant Kelly Edwards look over nurse scheduling in the Intermediate Care Unit, Tuesday, March 8, 2011.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana budget officials have instructed state agencies and departments to trim expenses where possible in the wake of unexpectedly weak tax revenues.
BOSTON | Just imagine what Tuukka Rask and Tim Thomas chat about when the present and past Boston Bruins goalies, and friends, have time to talk.
VALPARAISO | In the wake of a heated debate over the lack of pay raises for Porter County employees next year, County Auditor Bob Wichlinski is attracting attention with his plan to significantly increase overtime pay in his 2013 budget.
KOUTS | With its budget officially endorsed by the state, the Town Council approved a new salary ordinance granting employees a 2-1/2 percent raise Monday.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Illinois' lingering budget woes could threaten the state's recent success in reducing the cost of overtime in the prison system.
Registered nurse Rachel Freyenberger works in the intermediate care unit at Porter hospital in Valparaiso.
Porter hospital registered nurse Susan Bauman, left, helps a cardiac patient during a walk in the intermediate care unit.
A Winfield trucking company and its Wheatfield-based owner will have to pay nearly $51,000 in back wages to 31 employees after a consent order and judgment was entered in federal district court in Hammond in November.
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