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  • 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.
  • 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...

    Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages

     Illinois, Chicago could be on track for separate minimum wages
    Illinois this week could be headed toward two minimum wages — one for Chicago and another for the rest of the state — amid a high-stakes political battle at City Hall and the Capitol. The City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday at a...

    Most districts slam door on 'Bring Your Parents to School Day'

     Most districts slam door on 'Bring Your Parents to School Day'
    Monday is Illinois' first official "Bring Your Parents to School Day," but many school districts aren't participating in the new state law. "We have designed other ways to involve parents that we feel are more productive and successful than taking a...