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  • Alternative minimum wage bill gets House committee OK

    Legislation in the Illinois House to increase the minimum wage at a slower rate than the Senate proposes has received committee approval.
  • Senate Democrats pass $11-an-hour state minimum wage in rebuff to Rauner

    Senate Democrats pass $11-an-hour state minimum wage in rebuff to Rauner
    Senate Democrats on Thursday pushed through what could end up being a symbolic measure to raise the state's minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2019, bucking Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner's call a day earlier for a smaller increase that would be phased in...

    Community leaders discuss the future of La Grange at panel

    Community leaders discuss the future of La Grange at panel
    During a panel discussion about the economic future of La Grange on Wednesday, local officials and business leaders spoke about how to build on successes made in the village over the last 30 years. "We are a regional force now so how do we expand that...

    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.-...

    Minimum wage poses predicament for service agencies

     Minimum wage poses predicament for service agencies
    As Democratic lawmakers renew their push to raise the state's minimum wage, there's a key sector of employers that finds itself stuck in the middle — nonprofit groups that care for some of the state's most vulnerable, including the elderly and...