The City of Chicago was closed for business Monday August 17th as part of the 2009 budget, three reduced-service days are planned for 2009.
In addition to reduced service days, all non-union employees were asked to take a series of furlough days and unpaid holidays, and most non-sworn union employees agreed to similar unpaid time off.
Five of the top six employers in Chicago are government.
1 U.S. Government 78,000
2 Chicago Public Schools 43,910
3 City of Chicago 35,570
4 Wal-Mart Stores Inc. 23,453
5 Cook County 22,142
6 State of Illinois 18,124
We’re talking about Libraries, Trash Collections, City Hall, Health Clinics, Police, Fire fighters and Paramedics, most city employees are off… without pay.
Who was the senator of Illinois, Obama. Who was the great community organizer from Chicago, Obama. Who are Chicagoans looking for with HOPE and CHANGE, Obama. Monday August 17, 2009 I wonder how many Obama supporters are thinking about their choice as they sit at home because the city is closed.
They have two more closing planned, the Friday after Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve. These closing project a savings of $8.3 million.. What is to be expected if Obama’s Health Care Reform is approved and cities all over are closed. This is Obama home town, Chicago. Out of all the cities to close Obama Base Town is closed, America this is a warning of how the country will follow.
Is this the future of many cities in the Country. Closing to save money