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2014/12/04 04:30
2014/12/04 04:30
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Updated: Wednesday, December 3 2014, 10:17 PM CSTThe state senate approves a minimum wage increase Wednesday night, but it will take special action by the house to make it law by the end of the...
2014/12/04 04:30
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2014/12/04 03:13
2014/12/04 03:13
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In gaveling an end to the session Wednesday, House Speaker Michael Madigan ensured plenty of opportunities for the Democratic-led legislature to spar with Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner next...
2014/12/04 01:10
2014/12/04 01:10
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois Senate has passed a bill to raise the minimum wage. The bill would raise minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2019. The House will now have to pass the bill--but they've...
2014/12/02 22:12
2014/12/02 22:12
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... — As lawmakers reconvened for the final week of their annual veto session, Republican Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner said Tuesday at the state Capitol that Illinois' budget condition is even worse than...
2014/12/01 05:26
2014/12/01 05:26
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Passing the increase would be a capstone on Gov. Pat Quinn’s decades-long political career, and Chicago officials are expediting an attempt to raise the city’s wage in anticipation of action in the...
2014/11/28 01:13
2014/11/28 01:13
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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...
2014/11/28 01:13
2014/11/28 01:13
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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...
2014/11/21 05:30
2014/11/21 05:30
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Updated: Thursday, November 20 2014, 11:25 PM CSTWe've heard Rauner say it many times by now: He is not opposed to raising the minimum wage, but he wants tax reform and pro-business policies to...
2014/11/20 17:46
2014/11/20 17:46
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With pressure on, a group of Senate Democrats pushed a new pitch on Wednesday to raise the wage to $10 in July 2015, then to $10.50 in 2016, then to $11 in 2017. Teenagers would see 50 cents shaved...
2014/11/20 14:47
2014/11/20 14:47
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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- An Illinois Senate committee on Wednesday advanced a revamped proposal that would increase Illinois' minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017, modified to give it a better chance of...
2014/12/04 04:30
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