County Employees Paid Overtime On Off Days

Last winter, Cook County Highway Department maintenance employees called in sick, took vacation or put in for paid time off on the same days they earned overtime compensation, a Chicago Sun-Times review of payroll records shows.

On Feb. 1, for instance, three employees at the LaGrange Park garage worked seven hours overtime and also were paid sick or vacation time for their regular shift. Each of those workers was compensated for 18.5 hours that day.

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