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Friday, Jan 19, 2024 - Posted by Isabel Miller

* Lake County News-Sun

A recreation director was fired by the Park District of Highland Park while on leave for the post-traumatic stress disorder he has experienced since the mass shooting during the suburb’s 2022 Fourth of July Parade. […]

As director of recreation, Maliszewski was co-chair of the 2022 Fourth of July Parade and was one of the first Park District employees to arrive at work that morning.

At the time of the shooting, he was at the start of the parade route, just north of where a gunman fired into the crowd from a rooftop. The mass shooting left seven people dead and dozens injured. […]

For at least nine months, Maliszewski has been receiving treatment for anxiety, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder related to the parade massacre. He said he never suffered from any mental health problems before the incident. He was on leave from the Park District for part of that time.

Maliszewski has a pending workers’ compensation case related to the psychological injury he sustained in the wake of the parade shooting. His case began while he was on leave from his Park District job through the Family and Medical Leave Act.

* Press release…

The Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced today that the unemployment rate increased +0.1 percentage point to 4.8 percent, while nonfarm payrolls increased +1,200 in December, based on preliminary data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), and released by IDES. The November revised unemployment rate was 4.7 percent, unchanged from the preliminary November unemployment rate. The November monthly change in payrolls was revised from the preliminary report, from +6,800 to +4,400 jobs. The December unemployment rate and payroll jobs estimate reflect activity for the week including the 12th.

In December, the industry sectors with the largest over-the-month job gains included: Leisure and Hospitality (+3,300), Educational and Health Services (+1,700), and Government (+1,100). The industry sectors with the largest monthly payroll job declines included: Trade, Transportation and Utilities (-4,900), Information (-1,200), and Other Services (-400).

“Today’s report adds the finishing touches on a year of strong, consistent job growth and continued accomplishments surrounding the stabilization of the state’s labor market,” said Deputy Governor Andy Manar. “As we head into the new year, IDES remains committed to the services provided for workforce and employer opportunities and bridging the two together.”

* I demand justice!…


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5 Comments
  1. - Donnie Elgin - Friday, Jan 19, 24 @ 3:04 pm:

    “Today’s report adds the finishing touches on a year of strong, consistent job growth and continued accomplishments surrounding the stabilization of the state’s labor market,”

    During that entire year, IL has been and is still mired near the very bottom of all 50 states Seasonally Adjusted UI. 4.7% is the 4th worst…

    https://www.bls.gov/web/laus/laumstrk.htm


  2. - Rich Miller - Friday, Jan 19, 24 @ 3:11 pm:

    ===the 4th worst===

    Fraction of a percentage point between Illinois and Texas. Nice try, tho


  3. - Thomas Paine - Friday, Jan 19, 24 @ 3:59 pm:

    A Plaster Cast of the Rat Hole seems like a great idea, but I have to agree with skeptics that it looks more like a squirrel.


  4. - Frida's boss - Friday, Jan 19, 24 @ 4:03 pm:

    Only in Chicago could someone fill a hole in a sidewalk and the elected official gets mad.
    Maybe she got mad they didn’t use Victor’s guys from HDO like you’re supposed to with city sidewalk repair work?
    That’s my neighbor Paulie’s job to assign those tings. We don’t fill nothing in this ward unless they was sent by our guy.


  5. - Amalia - Friday, Jan 19, 24 @ 4:08 pm:

    everything about the Chi Rat Hole is fun. Ann Williams giving off Gretchen Whitmer video vibes. kudos.


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