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State labor officials are investigating an Illinois-based pharmaceutical company’s decision to abruptly close all of its operations, including its out-of-state locations in New Jersey, New York and Switzerland, and to lay off hundreds of workers with almost no warning.

The Chicago Teachers Union is calling on Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Bruce Rauner to prevent as many as 5,000 teachers from being laid off later this year. 

We dive into recent headlines surrounding Chicago Public Schools.

The Chicago Public Schools have announced more layoffs. This round cuts more than 2,100 people, including 1,036 teachers -- half of whom are tenured. This reduction follows the June announcement of 855 layoffs. Eddie Arruza and his guests examine the latest round of cuts, and how it will impact students and the system’s $1 billion budget deficit. Read the CPS fact sheet.

Chicago aldermen weigh in on the plan to place digital billboards along the expressways, city violence, and layoffs at Chicago Public Schools. View a map of the proposed sites for digital billboards.

Sun-Times Layoffs

We asked for your thoughts about the Chicago Sun-Times' decision to lay off their entire photo staff. We read what some of you had to say in tonight's Viewer Feedback.

In a major round of cuts at the Chicago Sun-Times, the newspaper lays off its entire photography staff. We get reaction from the union that represents them.

Hundreds of layoffs; Boeing plans a $1 billion expansion; Chicago’s old main post office could become a 21st century urban hub; and the end of an era for Sears. Kris Kridel of WBBM Newsradio 780 and 105.9FM joins us to discuss this week's top business headlines.

Expect cigarettes, gambling, and bullets to cost more in Cook County, according to Board President Toni Preckwinkle's 2013 budget. She joins us to discuss plugging a $268 million deficit. 

Gov. Pat Quinn

In the ongoing chess game between Gov. Pat Quinn and lawmakers on both sides of the aisle -- the governor makes his move: announcing major cuts and layoffs. He says it's up to the General Assembly to stop them. Paris Schutz has reaction to today's announcement.

Gov. Pat Quinn

Unions under fire. Gov. Pat Quinn is expected to send pink slips to thousands of state workers while the Chicago Teachers Union claims it's being treated unfairly. Carol Marin and her panel take up the issues.

Gov. Pat Quinn

Gov. Pat Quinn says he'll implement massive layoffs and the closing of some state facilities this week in response to a $2 billion budget shortfall. Eddie Arruza gets reaction to the dramatic move from state lawmakers.