Who Didn't Take Days Off?
Mayor Richard Daley and the City Council have forced city workers to take as many as five unpaid days off in the last two years, but the mayor and most aldermen have not shared in the hardship.
Unlike the workers, elected officials are not required to skip paychecks but could do so if they want to show solidarity as the city struggles through its worst budget shortfall in decades.
According to records obtained by the Tribune through the Freedom of Information Act, only 20 of the city’s 50 aldermen have taken furlough days since the beginning of 2007. The mayor took none.
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