Chicago, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Cook County laid off more than 300 employees Friday, operating in crisis mode. Cook County Toni Preckwinkle issued the following statement explaining the layoffs:
Today we regrettably laid off more than 300 employees as a result of the County’s budget crisis. The exact number continues to change as our Human Resources Department works on this issue with departments, bureaus and the offices of separately elected officials. The personnel actions are necessary to address an approximately $68 million gap in our FY2017 that is directly related to the Illinois Retail Merchants . . .