| Dec 28, 2014
| 12:37 PM
The president of Chicago-based Roosevelt University was paid nearly $1.8 million in 2012, making him the fifth highest-paid private university president in the country that year, according to an annual survey of college presidents' compensation.
| Dec 29, 2014
| 5:20 AM
The Associated Press recently highlighted how previous conceptions about Major League Baseball payrolls no longer hold true.
In listing final team payrolls for the 2014 season, the AP noted that the average big-league salary jumped 12 percent to a record...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 2:50 PM
Jim Harbaugh will make at least $7 million in his first year as Michigan's new football coach.
That would be right in line with the $6.9 million annual salary of Alabama's Nick Saban, the highest-paid coach in college football, per USA TODAY Sports....
| Dec 29, 2014
| 3:35 PM
The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees voted Monday to extend UConn President Susan Herbst's contract until 2019 with an overall increase in salary and other compensation that will bring her total compensation to more than $758,000 a year in...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 11:18 AM
Lehigh County commissioners have approved pay hikes for four elected county positions, a move that county Executive Tom Muller says doesn't go far enough in paying elected officials.
The board at its final 2014 meeting unanimously approved a bill that...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 10:42 AM
Labor notched some big wins last year in its efforts to beef up its ranks. Organizers vow to continue that push this year on signature items such as raising the minimum wage, but business groups are equally adamant about pushing back.
Also on the...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 11:15 AM
South Florida's workers shouldn't quite take the attitude of Johnny Paycheck, who sang "take this job and shove it," in the late-1970s.
But workers "are starting to not be as scared. People are looking at new opportunities and growth again, rather...
| Dec 28, 2014
| 1:19 PM
Oh what a year it was in Oak Brook, with protests for minimum wage, a tragic death, a high school district topping TV newscasts and major renovations at a local institution. Join us as we look back at the top stories of 2014.
District 86 negotiations...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 4:00 PM
The only possible good that can come from Vincent DeRosa's pension increase is that it finally spurs the General Assembly to get overtime out of state employee pension formulas.
But, union influence in the legislature being what it is, we're not holding...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 6:19 PM
The question on everyone's minds while watching the White Sox spend so freely this offseason is this: Why is Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf suddenly busting the budget?
Ken Williams' memorable line on Sox spending — "you can't spend a dollar if you only...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 2:30 AM
We don't have to tell you that the cost of health insurance has been steadily rising. The average U.S. worker with employer-provided coverage now pays $9,695 per year in premiums and other out-of-pocket costs for a family of four, according to the...