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Minimum Wage Increase Takes Effect in Chicago

Via NBC 5 Chicago Minimum wage employees in Chicago will begin earning $10 an hour Wednesday as the first part of a yearly incremental minimum wage increase takes effect in the city. The $1.75 hourly bump is part of a…

Illinois House Committee Approves Minimum Wage Bill

Via WAND NBC SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House’s Labor and Commerce Committee has approved legislation that would raise the state’s minimum hourly wage from $8.25 to $9 beginning in July. Officials say the proposal, which raises the minimum wage at…

Voters approve 2 amendments

Via The Register-Mail CHICAGO — Illinois voters overwhelmingly approved two constitutional amendments, ensuring that voters aren’t illegally discouraged from casting ballots and establishing regulations to give crime victims a larger role in prosecutions. More than 3 million people cast ballots…

CHA backing $13 an hour minimum wage, mayor’s office says

Via The Chicago Tribune Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to position himself as a champion of higher wages continued Monday with his administration’s announcement that the Chicago Housing Authority has agreed to his suggestion to require contractors and subcontractors to pay…

Minimum wage increase supporters urge early voting

Via the State Journal-Register Members of the Raise Illinois coalition that supports an increase in the state’s minimum wage on Wednesday urged people to vote early in the Nov. 4 election in support of the non-binding ballot initiative to raise…

Minimum wage hike overdue

Via the Chicago Sun-Times Chicago, let’s raise the minimum wage. Let’s make life better for our lowest-wage workers and those a notch above. Let’s hike a minimum wage that has eroded so deeply it is now, in real buying power,…

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