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  • Members of secret legislative groups ID'd

    Members of secret legislative groups ID'd
    I recently obtained a document distributed by Gov. Bruce Rauner's office detailing the membership lists and meeting times and locations of the secret state legislative "working groups."
  • 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...

    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...

    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...