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Forbes
Dec 11, 2018 08:30 AM

Forbes: Making A Fortune: 19 Million Public Employees Across America Cost Taxpayers Nearly $1 Trillion

For the first time in history, 19 million public employee salaries at every level of government across America have been mapped and posted online.
 
Forbes
Dec 07, 2018 08:30 AM

Forbes: Mayor Rahm Emanuel Showers City Employees With $481 Million in Overtime, Extra Pay, Cash Benefits

Newly captured data posted by our auditors at OpenTheBooks.com shows 14,820 city workers earned at least $100,000 last year. Over $481 million in supplementary pay (mostly overtime) boosted these incomes – nearly 3,000 city employees pocketed at least $40,000 each.
 
Dec 06, 2018 05:00 PM

CBS Chicago: Some Chicago Firefighters Doubling Their Salaries Through Overtime

CHICAGO (CBS) — Deputy Chief Jeffrey Horan is currently the highest earner of Chicago Fire Department overtime and supplementary pay in the city, making more than $87,000 in overtime from January to June. That’s on top of his $156,000 salary.
 
Nov 27, 2018 08:01 AM

Chicago Tribune, Shnay: Park Forest School Official Pay Draws Questions

In 1930, the first full year of the Great Depression, baseball great Babe Ruth wanted $80,000 to play for the New York Yankees. That’s equal to slightly more than $1.46 million today. Sports writers were aghast and told Ruth that it was more money than beleaguered President Herbert Hoover was being paid.​
 
TheWashingtonTimes
Nov 26, 2018 09:11 AM

The Wall Street Journal: How to Make a Fortune in Public Education

America’s pending pension disasters.
 
Nov 26, 2018 08:00 AM

Real Clear Politics: The Perfidy of Illinois' Public Payrolls

Recently, Fox affiliate Channel 32 and Open the Books detailed the exorbitant pay package for part-time interim school Superintendent Joyce Carmine. She retired in 2017 making $398,000 annually, the highest-paid superintendent in Illinois, in a community where the median household income is $44,000.
 
Nov 20, 2018 06:01 PM

ABC Atlanta: Pianos, Snowboards, Wine; Federal Spending Jumps as Agencies 'Use it or Lose it'

WASHINGTON - At the end of every fiscal year, a spending spree of billions of federal tax dollars occurs in a matter of days. But not all of that money goes to essential items. We found examples of federal purchases for wine, snowboards, pianos, guitars and fancy gym equipment.
 
Nov 20, 2018 09:01 AM

COX Media Group Washington News Bureau: Pianos, Snowboards, Wine; Federal Spending Jumps as Agencies 'Use It Or Lose It'

WASHINGTON — At the end of every fiscal year, a spending spree of billions of federal tax dollars occurs in a matter of days. But not all of that money goes to essential items. We found examples of federal purchases for wine, snowboards, pianos, guitars and fancy gym equipment.
 
Nov 19, 2018 09:01 PM

Fox 32 Chicago: Investigation Finds Interim Superintendent Packing Supersized Salary

A joint investigation between FOX 32 and Open The Books uncovered another Illinois superintendent who is raking in a supersized salary.
 
Nov 15, 2018 03:01 PM

Chicago Tribune: What should be the J.B. Pritzker arts agenda? Before we think about the arts, think about people, and truck stops

What should be the arts policy of the new administration headed by the incoming Democratic governor of the State of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker?
 
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