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Crain’s Chicago Business
By Claire Bushey
Jesenya Rodriguez couldn’t pay her phone bill or muster the cash to complete her high school correspondence course, but it wasn’t because she didn’t have a job.
Ms. Rodriguez, 20, of Hanover Park, earned $10.22 an hour as a machine operator and packer at Duraco Products Inc., a manufacturer of plastic lawn and garden accessories in Streamwood. Duraco b-egan skipping paychecks in March 2008, workers allege in a lawsuit against company President Kevin Lynch and his brother Michael. In November 2008, Duraco filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection; it has since converted to Chapter 7.