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  • Clock ticking for Illinois to form state-run Obamacare exchange

    Clock ticking for Illinois to form state-run Obamacare exchange
    Unless Illinois acts quickly, it will leave hundreds of millions of federal dollars on the table that would go toward building its own health insurance marketplace, potentially upping the cost of coverage for nearly 170,000 Illinois residents.
  • Quinn signs pregnancy workplace protection law

    Quinn signs pregnancy workplace protection law
    Gov. Pat Quinn today signed into law a measure aimed at providing further protections for pregnant women in the workplace. The legislation bars employers from firing, segregating against or refusing to hire pregnant women.  Sponsoring Rep. Mary Flowers,...

    Emanuel says minimum wage hike push not political

    Emanuel says minimum wage hike push not political
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel today insisted that his push to raise the minimum wage in Chicago and across the state is not a political ploy aimed at driving Democratic turnout in the November election, but the right thing to do for families struggling in poverty....

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation

    Editorial: Minimum wage hike imperils Chicago job creation
    "The repeated failure of well-intentioned programs is not an accident. The failure is deeply rooted in the use of bad means to achieve good objectives." — The late University of Chicago economist Milton Friedman   Before we mull what hiking...

    Republican Leads Contenders in Race to Succeed Henry Waxman

    In race that has drawn heavy interest from the entertainment industry, Republican Elan Carr led a long list of candidates seeking to advance to November's general election and succeed retiring Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Los Angeles). The district, which...