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  • 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.
  • 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...

    Will Illinois see a minimum wage bump?

    Will Illinois see a minimum wage bump?
    The minimum wage sits in legislative limbo this week as state lawmakers convene during the last months of Pat Quinn's governorship. "My crystal ball is cloudy," said state Rep. Barbara Flynn Currie when asked about the prospects of a wage increase....

    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.-...

    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...