Minumum Wage

Gov. Pat Quinn declared a statewide disaster area on Monday, due to the extreme cold, and heavy snow still clogging many roadways. (Credit: CBS)

Quinn Signs Legislation For Minimum Wage Ballot Question

Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday that will put a measure on the November ballot asking voters if Illinois should boost the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015.

06/22/2014

Gov. Pat Quinn

Quinn Calls For Higher Minimum Wage, Assault Weapons Ban, Pension Reform

Governor Pat Quinn has told Illinois lawmakers the state is at a critical juncture, and he’s outlined an ambitious legislative wish list.

02/06/2013

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) talks to reporters on Dec. 8, 2011, about the sentencing of former Gov. Rod Blagojevich a day earlier. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to get $1.5 million in campaign cash from Jackson supporters in exchange for appointing Jackson to the U.S. Senate. Jackson has denied directing anyone to offer Blagojevich campaign cash. (Credit: CBS)

Jesse Jackson Jr. Wants To Raise Minimum Wage To $10

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has written legislation for the U.S. House that would increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour.

06/06/2012