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Aldermen Push For $15-An-Hour Minimum WageSponsors said large corporations would get two years to phase in the higher wage. Small and mid-sized businesses would have five years.
City Council Approves Mayor Emanuel's Infrastructure Trust PlanThe City Council on Tuesday approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for a controversial infrastructure trust.
Finance Committee OKs Mayor's Infrastructure Trust PlanMayor Rahm Emanuel's controversial plan to fund $1.7 billion worth of public construction projects with private money cleared a major hurdle Monday, after a City Council panel endorsed the plan, following five hours of debate and a mini-revolt from aldermen concerned about a lack of City Council oversight.
Activists Take Stand At 'People's City Council Meeting'The UIC forum was packed with more than 1,000 activists and union members Thursday night for the first ever “People’s City Council Meeting.”
Group Mocks CME's Financial 'Struggle' With Bake SaleA group held a bake sale this morning, mocking the "struggling" Chicago Mercantile Exchange and its threats to leave the state because it’s losing money due to a tax hike.