Thursday, July 23, 2009
cuts will apply to roughly 200 of the city's more than 1,100 employees, but Weisner said similar sacrifices will be required from all the city's unions to minimize layoffs and reduce the impact on city services.
Ticket sales were up a little more than 1 percent over the year before, for the fiscal year ending in June. That meant Illinoisans bought almost $2.1 billion worth of lottery tickets, setting a sales record.
Still, because of the timing of some payouts and other issues, profits for the state lottery were down nearly 5 percent last year. That means less money brought in for the state.
More than 25,000 people were unemployed in Boone and Winnebago counties,
A complete accounting of how 911 money is spent in all states is not available, partly because most of the money dispatch centers get is funneled to them by counties. The Federal Communications Commission has been collecting information from the states at the request of Congress, and is expected to report its findings soon.
In Wisconsin, a new 75-cent monthly fee was supposed to pay for ongoing 911 operations and improvements. When the state's deficit grew, the state decided to divert $100 million in the next two years to local governments to reduce pressure to raise property taxes.
worst jobless rate was reported in the Rockford area, at 14 percent.
Chicago metropolitan area continued to surge in June, reaching 11.3 percent