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  • Emanuel says $13 an hour minimum wage in Chicago no matter what state does

    Emanuel says $13 an hour minimum wage in Chicago no matter what state does
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday that he would push aldermen to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour no matter what Springfield lawmakers do on the issue this year.
  • Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike

    Biden, Emanuel, Quinn call for minimum wage hike
    Vice President Joe Biden, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday afternoon held a behind-closed-doors discussion on raising the minimum wage, appearing briefly afterward for the cameras. Biden’s visit, which included a campaign...

    Alderman proposes using shuttered school on South Side

    Alderman proposes using shuttered school on South Side
    The building occupied by Canter Middle School until this summer, when it was shut down as part of massive districtwide school closings, would be taken over by the 7th and 8th graders attending Kenwood Academy in the fall of 2015 under a proposal by the...

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill

    Quinn signs Emanuel pension bill
    Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn on Monday signed into law a measure that would cut pension benefits and raise retirement ages for some City Hall workers, granting Mayor Rahm Emanuel a victory but opening himself up to attacks from Republicans who contend the...

    Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions

    Emanuel touts monthly phone fee hike for pensions
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel found himself in the unusual position Wednesday of talking up his idea to significantly increase the monthly telephone fees paid by Chicagoans. The mayor usually goes to great lengths to point out how he has saved residents even small...