Saturday, August 1, 2009

South 'burbs show how it's done : SearchChicago Homes : News

 

south suburban group hopes to focus their efforts on communities that are also near transit and the Calumet River. Since there won't be enough funds to help the whole region, putting dollars where people can live near work or transit integrates a lot of good ideas.

So far, so good

The group has been told they made the first cut and are semi-finalists for some Neighborhood Stabilization Program cash, said Janice L. Morrissy, the south suburban housing collaborative's new director of housing initiatives. They should find out by the end of July funds are coming their way.

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Daily Herald | Aurora approves voluntary layoffs for 37 employees

 

37 nonunion employees who applied before the July 24 deadline.

City treasurer and finance director Brian Caputo has estimated the move will result in a total savings of nearly $4 million in the city's 2010 budget.

The city has nearly 1,100 employees

Of the 37 who applied, 35 were eligible for retirement and all 37 are expected to accept the package.

The consolidation of departments and operations also is being considered, along with the possible elimination of services that are not essential.

Daily Herald | Aurora approves voluntary layoffs for 37 employees

By Year’s End, Benefit Lifeline to End for 1.5 Million Jobless - NYTimes.com

 

emergency extensions already enacted by Congress, laid-off workers in nearly half the states can collect benefits for up to 79 weeks, the longest period since the unemployment insurance program was created in the 1930s

In ordinary times, employers pay into a state insurance fund, and workers who lose jobs draw benefits for up to 26 weeks. During recessions, Congress has often paid for extended coverage for an extra 13 or even 20 weeks.

Currently, people can draw benefits for up to 79 weeks in 24 states and from 46 weeks to 72 weeks in others.

By Year’s End, Benefit Lifeline to End for 1.5 Million Jobless - NYTimes.com

The Belvidere Daily Republican. - Dear Editor:

 

Please write to your Congress men and women and tell them we need them to act now, in 2009, and that they should be worried about YOUR bottom line – not the insurance companies.

Click on the following for this letter to the editor:  The Belvidere Daily Republican. - Dear Editor: