3:42 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

A look at the state’s minimum wage issues

Illinois lawmakers are considering raising the state's minimum wage to ten dollars, and Chicago could raise it higher still. IPR’s Amanda Vinicky surveys the minimum wage landscape.

Despite Democratic majorities and a push from the governor, Illinois' legislative session adjourned without a bump in the minimum wage. Lawmakers settled for putting a non-binding question on the November ballot asking if that's something voters want.

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1:19 pm
Fri March 28, 2014

Economist: raising minimum wage would hurt job growth

An economist predicts raising the minimum wage in Illinois would hurt job growth.

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7:57 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Quinn promotes min. wage in Chicago

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. 

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5:38 pm
Wed February 26, 2014

Hundreds rally in Springfield on minimum wage

The battle over raising the minimum wage got lot louder Wednesday. Several hundred minimum wage workers and union members rallied in the Capitol. 

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8:59 pm
Tue February 4, 2014

State homecare workers calling for wage increase

There are thousands of personal support workers in Illinois -- homecare workers who provide support to developmentally disabled people, and those with other special needs.  Advocates say the average wage for the field is just over nine dollars, and they're calling for an increase.  Charlotte Cronin's son Daniel is 28.  Cronin says his severe developmental disabilities make it difficult to care for him by herself. Cronin says the personal support workers, like the ones her son relies on, deserve better pay.

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