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Illinois Minimum Wage

Chicago City Council Approves $13 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 12.02.2014 | Politics

The Chicago City Council moved hastily Tuesday to approve an ordinance calling for a $13 minimum wage for workers in the Windy City, the latest place ...

The Irony Of Illinois Election Results Is Hard To Ignore

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Illinois voters appear to have exercised some cognitive dissonance at the polls Tuesday night. Voters overwhelmingly supported a referendum to rai...

Dems Hope Minimum Wage Questions Will Drive Turnout In Key States

AP | SARA BURNETT | Posted 10.21.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO (AP) -- As Democrats across the country make an election-year push to raise the minimum wage, they often point to fast food workers, baristas ...

Let's Give Illinois a Raise

Gov. Pat Quinn | Posted 11.12.2014 | Chicago
Gov. Pat Quinn

How do they make it? I tried to save with modest meals, usually bananas for breakfast and graham crackers for dinner, and yes, I was hungry. Can you imagine the difficult choices a minimum wage worker makes every single day? What about their kids?

Ashley Alman

Pat Quinn: Chris Christie Is 'On The Wrong Track' | Ashley Alman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

Gov. Pat Quinn (D-Ill.) made the case for a minimum wage hike and hit back at Republican governors from whom he's garnered criticism during a Tuesday ...

What's a Living Wage Where You Live?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 09.08.2014 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Could you live on a minimum wage in your county? While the minimum wage for Illinois is constant throughout the state, the living wage varies from county to county.

Martin Sheen: 'Who Could Argue With $10 An Hour?'

The Huffington Post | Kim Bellware | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Actor Martin Sheen teamed up with Ill. Governor Pat Quinn on Thursday to lend his star power to the Democratic governor's push for a higher...

Poll: Big Support For Minimum Wage Hike In Midwest States

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

CHICAGO -- A new poll released Thursday found a majority of voters in two key Midwest states support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour, consi...

Push To Increase Minimum Wages In Chicago Gets A Key Boost

Posted 01.30.2014 | Chicago

With support from the highest offices in both Illinois and the nation for a higher minimum wage, several Chicago aldermen joined activists and low-wag...

Bruce Rauner Abruptly Reverses Course On Lowering Minimum Wage

Posted 01.23.2014 | Chicago

In a stunning reversal, Illinois billionaire and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner says he supports increasing the state's minimum wage ...

Will Quinn Campaign Get Minimum Wage Increase Back on Track?

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 10.23.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

This could be an uphill battle, however, due to two statistics: Illinois already has the highest minimum wage in the region and unemployment is 9.2 percent -- second highest in the nation.

New Chicago Union Calls for $15 Minimum Wage (VIDEO)

John V. Santore | Posted 01.29.2013 | Chicago
John V. Santore

While boisterous protests targeted Chicago-area Walmarts Friday, a new local union formed in mid-November coordinated a second wave of actions calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Raise Illinois: Why I'm Going to Springfield Tomorrow

Rev. C.J. Hawking | Posted 03.31.2012 | Chicago
Rev. C.J. Hawking

An increase in the minimum wage would bring Illinoisans closer to God's intention that work is to be an instrument for personal fulfillment and contributing to the common good. We travel to Springfield to urge our lawmakers to make it so.

Workers March The Mag Mile For A Higher Minimum Wage

Posted 10.25.2011 | Chicago

Low-wage workers, community, labor and religious advocacy groups will march down Chicago’s “Magnificent Mile,” a shopping and tourist area with ...

Brady Changes His Tune On Lowering State's Minimum Wage

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Since Bill Brady became the GOP's candidate for Illinois governor, he has changed his tune on several positions. First, he had to tone down some of hi...