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  • Madigan pushes ballot question on $10-an-hour minimum wage

    Madigan pushes ballot question on $10-an-hour minimum wage
    House Speaker Michael Madigan has teed up a proposal that would put on the November ballot an advisory referendum that would ask voters whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10 an hour by Jan. 1, a move that could help drive...
  • Madigan $10 an hour minimum wage referendum advances

    Madigan $10 an hour minimum wage referendum advances
    SPRINGFIELD --- House lawmakers today advanced a proposal backed by House Speaker Michael Madigan that would put an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10 an hour. The...
  • It takes a village to shame a working mother

    It takes a village to shame a working mother
    Kristin Osborne, the mom who brought her 10-day-old to the National Restaurant Association trade show on Saturday, was tossed from McCormick Place straight into the jaws of a hungry, hostile public. From the chicagotribune.com comment board: "Why...
  • Palos Heights seeks public input on recreation center plan

    Palos Heights seeks public input on recreation center plan
    A long-awaited renovation and expansion of the aged Palos Heights Recreation Center could be in the works with a little help from a nearby school district — provided voters back the project. The city's Parks and Recreation Committee recently...
  • Emanuel to establish task force to discuss Chicago's minimum wage

    Emanuel to establish task force to discuss Chicago's minimum wage
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel is moving cautiously on the issue of raising the city's minimum wage, announcing the creation of a committee that will discuss the pros and cons and report back to him. The famously hard-charging mayor doesn't need to solicit input on...
  • Park Ridge official suggests library break off from city

    Park Ridge official suggests library break off from city
    As a proposed referendum question asking Park Ridge residents whether to raise property taxes for the Park Ridge Public Library inches closer to the Nov. 4 ballot, one alderman is raising another question: should the library split from the city and create...
  • New Trier district to poll on building referendum

    New Trier district to poll on building referendum
    New Trier Township High School District 203 officials are planning in coming weeks to gauge voter perception of a proposed $89 million building referendum via a community survey and phone poll. Residents across New Trier Township are expected to get a...
  • Madigan's 'millionaire tax' ballot question passes House

    Madigan's 'millionaire tax' ballot question passes House
    SPRINGFIELD --- Speaker Michael Madigan's symbolic "millionaire's tax" fall ballot question got out of the House today. House lawmakers voted 64-46 to put on the Nov. 4 ballot an advisory question asking voters whether they support the idea of an...
  • Park Ridge officials inch closer to library tax referendum

    Park Ridge officials inch closer to library tax referendum
    Park Ridge voters could be asked this November to pay an additional $800,000, or more, in taxes for each of the next four to five years to stave off projected deficits and cuts at the city's public library. Park Ridge aldermen and library board trustees...
  • Russia says Ukraine vote not valid without talks with separatists

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday issued a veiled warning that the Kremlin won't recognize Ukraine's May 25 presidential election unless the Kiev government first submits to power-sharing talks with pro-Russia separatists in eastern...
  • Putin asks pro-Russia separatists in Ukraine to delay referendum

    Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that he had pulled back troops from the border with Ukraine and called on Kremlin-allied separatists to delay a referendum on whether  Ukraine's regions should have a greater degree of autonomy. Putin,...