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Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Angela Cheng

The Rundown Podcast - Show Tile

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Angela Cheng

Chicago’s terrible traffic, paid leave in Illinois, audits for CPS

If it feels like you are wasting most of your life sitting in highway traffic… you’re not imagining it. Chicago has the worst congestion of any major city. Illinois is one step away from requiring 40 hours of paid leave every year to ALL employees in the state. Chicago Public Schools has hired a new chief auditor and will start reviewing schools again after a long hiatus.

Stay in the loop with the Windy City’s biggest news.

Angela Cheng

 

If it feels like you are wasting most of your life sitting in highway traffic… you’re not imagining it. Chicago has the worst congestion of any major city. Illinois is one step away from requiring 40 hours of paid leave every year to ALL employees in the state. Chicago Public Schools has hired a new chief auditor and will start reviewing schools again after a long hiatus.

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