The House Labor & Commerce Committee heard testimony Wednesday from supporters of increasing the minimum wage in Illinois beyond the current $8.25.
Downers Grove Businessman Doug Truax is in the Republican primary, seeking to square off against Democrat Dick Durbin in the general election.
Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.
The issue of a minimum wage hike tripped up Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner on Thursday, as he declared his previous support for cutting Illinois’ minimum wage a “mistake” and said he would now do the opposite: support raising it.
The minimum wage will be the subject of a referendum question on the March 18 primary ballot in more than 100 Chicago precincts.
Several protests have been scheduled for Thursday in Chicago, as part of a nationwide demonstration in favor of a higher federal minimum wage.
A couple hundred fast food and retail workers chanted “we can’t survive on $8.25” as they rallied outside and inside the Rock N Roll McDonald’s in the River North neighborhood.
Nearly 150 people picketed outside a Little Village car wash, a Chatham Walmart and a Streeterville restaurant, demanding an increase in the minimum wage.
Fast-food and retail workers are taking to the streets in Chicago on Wednesday to protest poor wages.
Gov. Pat Quinn got some help Thursday morning as he defended his plan to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour over the next four years.
Union supporters took to the streets today to demand an increase in the state’s minimum wage.
A pro-business think tank was warning that a legislative proposal to raise the minimum wage in Illinois would do more harm than good.
Chicago car wash workers are trying to organize a union and are the subject of new research that finds their employers routinely steal from them.
Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.
The Illinois State Senate Executive Committee has approved a plan to increase the state’s minimum wage, and let it increase automatically in the future.
A group of Illinois Senate Democrats has introduced a proposal that would gradually raise the state’s minimum wage to more than $10 an hour, the highest minimum wage in the nation.