minimum wage

State News
9:09 am
Wed July 1, 2015

Chicago's minimum wage increase takes effect

  Minimum wage earners in Chicago will see a $1.75 hourly bump. A city law raising the minimum wage to $13 by 2019 in increments will take effect Wednesday. The first increase will be from $8.25 to $10 an hour. After that it'll go up by 50 cents in 2016 and 2017, then by $1 in July 2018 and 2019.  City officials estimate the move impacts about 200,000 workers. Illinois' rate is already $1 higher than the national rate of $7.25. Several attempts to raise it statewide have failed or stalled with legislators. Chicago approved raising its rate in December.

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Peoria Public Radio News
1:59 pm
Tue June 2, 2015

Exotic dancer sues Peoria area strip club over minimum wage

Credit www.peoriarestaurants.com

An exotic dancer from the Peoria area has filed a federal lawsuit against the strip club where she works claiming the business is violating state and federal labor laws because it doesn't pay her a minimum wage. 

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State News
6:52 am
Thu March 19, 2015

Negotiating Illinois' minimum wage

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For the first time in years, legislation to raise the minimum wage is advancing in the Illinois House. Brian Mackey has more.

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State News
1:44 pm
Wed February 4, 2015

Rauner says his agenda will make Illinois more competitive

Gov. Bruce Rauner has laid out a first-year agenda he says will make Illinois more competitive and "empower" people and local governments.  He says Illinois must make changes to become more welcoming to businesses.  

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State News
6:27 am
Wed December 3, 2014

Minimum wage likely won't be raised this year

House Speaker Michael Madigan's spokesman says Madigan does not plan to call a vote on a proposed increase in Illinois' minimum wage this legislative session.   

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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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State News
6:17 am
Mon December 1, 2014

Raising the minimum wage likely to be biggest issue in veto session

The biggest issue for Illinois lawmakers in the year's last veto session this week is whether they can muster votes for a minimum wage hike. 

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Peoria Public Radio News
12:47 pm
Tue November 18, 2014

Group calling for lawmakers to hike minimum wage during veto session

George Hemberger of Raise Illinois speaks about raising the minimum wage in the state.
Credit Denise Molina-Weiger / Peoria Public Radio

A statewide coalition is calling for state lawmakers to raise the minimum wage during veto session. The group, Raise Illinois, wants the legislature to increase the wage to 10 dollars an hour from $8.25 an hour.

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State News
5:00 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Effort to raise the minumum wage underway

An effort to raise the minimum wage before Bruce Rauner takes office appears to be under way in Springfield.

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State News
6:47 am
Tue September 2, 2014

Fall campaign season underway

You may not have realized, but Labor Day, was supposed to be a big kickoff of the fall campaign season. Here's IPR's Amanda Vinicky with an update.

The seemingly incessant campaign ads, which -- no joke, Gov. Pat Quinn began airing against his opponent the very night Bruce Rauner clinched the Republican nomination in March, have disguised a traditional highlight on the countdown to November's election.

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