Hotels, Malls Fail to Pay Cook County Taxes

Hotels and shopping malls have skipped out on their Cook County tax payments

Hotels and shopping malls have skipped out on their Cook County tax payments

Pummeled by the pandemic, numerous hotels and shopping malls in Cook County have skipped their latest property tax payment.

And the total has added up to nearly $500 million the county hasn’t collected, according to Crain’s.

In Chicago, Hilton and Marriott brands, and the luxury Drake Hotel on North Michigan Avenue have accrued the biggest unpaid bills.

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After Mismanaging Their Companies With Stock Buybacks And Lucrative CEO Pay Packages, Airlines Demand Another $25 Billion From Taxpayers

In March, the coronavirus—the name used at the time—wreaked financial havoc on the airline industry. Health experts and government officials strongly advised people to avoid nonessential travel due to the risks of catching or spreading the disease. Fear over the fast-moving virus among passengers on cruise ships terrified potential air travelers. Cognizant of the dangers associated with

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CA Lottery employees must pay back mileage, travel expenses

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A group of California State Lottery employees got letters in the mail last week saying they were overpaid for mileage, lodging and other expenses and have to pay the money back.

The lottery is recouping improper expense payments to employees based on the findings of a State Controller’s Office audit from April of last year, lottery spokesman Jorge DeLaCruz said in an email.

The audit

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Colorado town to pay visitors $100 to come

Glenwood Springs, Colo., is paying visitors $100 to visit the town famous for its hot springs until Nov. 30.

The town’s tourism business announced in late August that it would be extending the stimulus program, which began in the spring during the coronavirus pandemic, through Nov. 30 as part of an effort to boost fall

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Why do you need to pay the Congestion Charge?

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If you’re travelling to central London, here’s what you should know about paying the congestion charge during the pandemic.

What is the congestion charge?

The congestion charge was introduced in 2003 by then London Mayor, Ken Livingston. It aims to cut pollution with the added benefits of reducing air and noise pollution. By law, the money raised from the charge is used to

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Pay Tribute to Eddie Van Halen with a Road Trip to Cleveland’s Rock Hall to See His Guitars and Gear

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As you can imagine, Cleveland’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has a number of items from the late Eddie Van Halen, who passed away Oct. 6.

The Van Halen guitarist was inducted into the Rock Hall in 2007.

The Rock Hall supplied the following descriptions of his gear

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The world’s largest hedge fund reached a settlement with its former co-CEO after she accused it of a $100 million gender pay disparity



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  • Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, has settled its compensation fight with former co-CEO Eileen Murray. 
  • A spokesperson confirmed the deal, but offered no details on the settlement size or terms.
  • Murray originally filed her lawsuit in July, saying the firm balked on up to $100 million in deferred pay after she disclosed her internal dispute to an industry body. 
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Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly lays out rationale for pay cuts to avoid furloughs

Southwest Airlines never laid off or furloughed workers or asked them to take pay cuts in its 50 years of flying. Until a global pandemic forced its hand.

CEO Gary Kelly told employees Monday that he needs them to take a 10% pay cut to avoid furloughs in 2021, reflecting the prolonged negative outlook for the travel and aviation industry, which is staggering to recover from COVID-19. He said in

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Southwest Isn’t Like Other Airlines. It Wants Employees to Take Pay Cuts.


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is asking employees to accept wage cuts after the government paycheck protection program grants ran out.

Southwest’s approach is a little different than peers. United Airlines and

American Airlines

have announced plans to furlough 16,000 and 19,000 employees, respectively.

Southwest’s announcement shouldn’t

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Which Airline Is Most Likely to Bump You? Which Will Pay You to Stay Behind?

In the first six months of 2019, the 10 largest U.S. airlines and their regional partners had nearly 4 million flights on their schedules. Just 2.4% of those flights (96,000) were canceled. In the same period this year, the airlines scheduled about 2.7 million flights and 10.3% (283,000) were canceled.

No surprises there. The COVID-19 pandemic has decimated the airline industry. Two of the country’s largest carriers, American Airlines Group

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Southwest Airlines Wants Employees To Take Pay Cuts To Avoid Layoffs

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  • Salaries, wages and benefits are Southwest’s largest cost
  • Southwest wants to keep layoffs as the “last resort”
  • Board of directors will take a pay cut until end of 2021

Southwest Airlines (LUV) CEO Gary Kelly said the airline will be able to avoid furloughs and job losses at least through 2021 if union workers agreed to pay cuts, after the government’s payroll protection plan for the airline industry

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Southwest Airlines Targets Pay Cuts in Bid to Avert Layoffs

(Bloomberg) — Southwest Airlines Co. will seek to cut employee compensation in a last-ditch effort to avoid the first involuntary layoffs in the company’s 49-year history.



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A person watches as a Southwest Airlines Co. plane arrives at a gate at the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, U.S., on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Programs adopted or being considered by a number of airports allow people beyond

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Southwest Airlines wants workers to take 10% pay cuts or face furloughs in 2021

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly said all employees will need to take 10% pay cuts in 2021 to avoid furloughs amid a financial crisis that is expected to drag into next year.



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A Southwest Airlines agent works at a checkin counter at Love Field on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020, in Dallas.

Kelly, whose Dallas-based airline hasn’t furloughed any employees during

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Will The Golden State Warriors Pay The Price For Another Championship?

The Golden State Warriors will enter the 2021 NBA season with a fully rested core of championship players in Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green. What

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what Australians want the budget to pay for

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Public sector workers ‘very frustrated’ over 0.3 per cent pay increase: Unions NSW

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Australians are hoping to see extended financial support for workers in industries crippled by Covid-19 restrictions, as well as policies to make renewable energy cheaper and more accessible.

While the government has indicated job creation

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Wis. Hotel To Pay $60K To Settle EEOC Disability Bias Suit

Law360 (October 1, 2020, 8:40 PM EDT) — A Wisconsin hotel operator agreed to pay $60,000 to settle a federal U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission suit alleging it illegally fired an epileptic employee instead of providing her reasonable accommodation, the agency announced Thursday.

The settlement brings to a close a two-year-old case that claimed PML Services Ltd., which operates the IHG Army Hotel on Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, violated federal law

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UH president, 200 executives to take pay cuts



a view of a city: The University of Hawaii is facing significant cuts in the months ahead that are expected to exceed those seen during the Great Recession.


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The University of Hawaii is facing significant cuts in the months ahead that are expected to exceed those seen during the Great Recession.

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – UH President David Lassner and 200 executives across the 10-campus system will take pay cuts of 9% to 20% as the university faces a growing budget deficit.

The pay cuts, which will save about $2.2 million this fiscal

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Tui UK vows to pay Covid holiday refunds by October after complaints | Business

Tui UK has committed to paying any outstanding refunds for package holidays cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic by 30 September after the regulator received a deluge of complaints that the travel company was breaching consumer law.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said thousands of people had complained that Tui UK was not paying refunds within the 14 days mandated by consumer protection law.

Tui, Europe’s biggest holiday company

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American Express Will Pay You $150 to Book a Vacation

American Express announced this morning a new set of perks for its Platinum Card holders, including a $150 bonus for trips booked this fall.



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Holders of the American Express Platinum Card can now enroll in an Amex offer to score the $150 statement credit if they spend at least $800 on hotel bookings by Dec. 7. Card members can also earn a

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Thousands of home carers could get major pay boost after landmark tribunal ruling

Thousands of home carers could receive a pay boost after a tribunal ruling on payments for travelling between appointments.

Unions have long called for workers not to lose out on wages when they are driving from one patient another.

An employment tribunal found contractors commissioned by Haringey Council in North London breached pay rules.

The Government’s National Living Wage is £8.72 an hour, falling to £8.20 for those aged between

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