Sources say commissioners were shocked when they started to dig through Dart's bloated budget. Now Preckwinkle has unanimous support to lay off several hundred mid-level mangers in the Sheriff's office. However, we still don't know who exactly is getting laid off. Can anyone enlighten us?
The amended budget calls for layoffs of 425 people and the elimination of 762 vacant positions.
Most of the cuts involve mid level management positions at the Cook County Sheriff's Department, and in the Chief Judge's office, but virtually all offices will have job cuts, according to the recommendation.
The amendment is cosponsored by 15 commissioners
Link to amended budget..