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Overtime a windfall for many at Illinois Tollway

A Tribune analysis of Illinois Tollway pay data for the past two years shows that dozens of employees increased their annual wages 21 to 51 percent with overtime pay. Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur defended the agency’s record on overtime pay. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / January 1, 2012)

A Tribune analysis of Illinois Tollway pay data for the past two years shows that dozens of employees increased their annual wages 21 to 51 percent with overtime pay. Tollway Executive Director Kristi Lafleur defended the agency’s record on overtime pay. (Chuck Berman, Chicago Tribune / January 1, 2012)

From custodians to money truck drivers, scores of Illinois Tollway employees boosted their salaries with tens of thousands of dollars in overtime pay last year, including one who took home an extra $39,000, records show.

One needn’t be an administrator to pull down six figures at the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority. Getting overtime was so profitable for six workers in 2011, the year the agency approved hefty toll increases, that the extra pay put each of them in excess of $100,000 for the year, records indicate.

A Tribune analysis of tollway pay data for the past two years shows that dozens of employees increased their annual wages 21 to 51 percent with overtime pay.

Read more at the Chicago Tribune.

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