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  • New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017

    New plan on Illinois minimum wage hike: $11 an hour by 2017
    SPRINGFIELD — Senate Democrats on Wednesday began advancing a measure to raise the state’s minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, though doubts remain about whether lawmakers can muster enough votes to pass an increase before Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner in sworn into office in January.
  • After Burge kept pension, Illinois House votes to curb funds for crooks

    After Burge kept pension, Illinois House votes to curb funds for crooks
    The Illinois House voted Wednesday to give the attorney general the ability to go to court to stop future cases in which a pension is being paid to a convicted public official even if a retirement board had approved payments. The bill is inspired by...

    Alvarez lets Simon go and lets Devine off the hook

    Alvarez lets Simon go and lets Devine off the hook
    "I'm not here to criticize my predecessor," said Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez Thursday, speaking to reporters about her dramatic decision to release prison inmate Alstory Simon. Indeed she was not. She was there to criticize others —...

    No innocence certificate for alleged torture victim in Burge case

    No innocence certificate for alleged torture victim in Burge case
    A Cook County judge on Thursday denied a certificate of innocence to a man who spent more than three decades in prison for a rape he said he confessed to after being tortured by detectives under the command of disgraced former police Cmdr. Jon Burge....

    Rauner is evidently not a detail guy

    Rauner is evidently not a detail guy
    From today's front-page story "Nursing home trial may trouble Rauner campaign" [GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner]  touts his financial acumen at GTCR while repeatedly professing little knowledge about the inner workings of companies built by his...