minimum http://peoriapublicradio.org en A look at the state’s minimum wage issues http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/look-state-s-minimum-wage-issues <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Illinois lawmakers are considering raising the state's minimum wage to ten dollars, and Chicago could raise it higher still. </span>IPR’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Amanda </span>Vinicky<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> surveys the minimum wage landscape.</span></p><p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Despite Democratic majorities and a push from the governor, Illinois' legislative session adjourned without a bump in the minimum wage.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lawmakers settled for putting a non-binding question on the November ballot asking if that's something voters want.</span></p></div><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 20:42:46 +0000 Amanda Vinicky 26124 at http://peoriapublicradio.org A look at the state’s minimum wage issues Economist: raising minimum wage would hurt job growth http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/economist-raising-minimum-wage-would-hurt-job-growth <div>An economist predicts raising the minimum wage in Illinois would hurt job growth.</div><p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 18:19:32 +0000 Emily Boyer 20956 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Economist: raising minimum wage would hurt job growth Quinn promotes min. wage in Chicago http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/quinn-promotes-min-wage-chicago <div>As legislators who'll have to vote on a minimum wage increase began debating the issue in Springfield, Governor Pat Quinn was in Chicago promoting it.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 00:57:05 +0000 Illinois Public Radio 20571 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Quinn promotes min. wage in Chicago Hundreds rally in Springfield on minimum wage http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/hundreds-rally-springfield-minimum-wage <div>The battle over raising the minimum wage got lot louder Wednesday. Several hundred minimum wage workers and union members rallied in the Capitol.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:38:54 +0000 Hannah Meisel 19537 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Hundreds rally in Springfield on minimum wage Opponents of mandatory minimum sentencing block state bill http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/opponents-mandatory-minimum-sentencing-block-state-bill <p></p><div>A plan to increase prison time for gun crimes hit a brick wall today in the Illinois Capitol. &nbsp;Opponents of the measure used a parliamentary procedure to block the bill.</div><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 19:22:17 +0000 Brian Mackey 14574 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Opponents of mandatory minimum sentencing block state bill