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State News
6:00 am
Tue December 2, 2014

Il legislature could affect Chicago vote on hiking the minimum wage

Chicago aldermen are expected to vote on raising the minimum wage Tuesday. But Illinois lawmakers might not let Chicago go as high as it wants.

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Government
3:56 pm
Thu April 11, 2013

House votes to cut Lt. Gov. post

The Illinois House has voted to eliminate the office of lieutenant governor.Republican Representative David McSweeney of Barrington Hills says the office costs about two-million dollars a year.

"It's an office that is a luxury. I understand if we were sitting a pile of cash, if we had a triple-A bond rating, it would be a different story," says McSweeney.

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