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Today is the Day !!!


  The minimum wage increase in Cook County starts today, July 1st It’s going up to $10 an hour and will increase by a dollar every year to get to $13 an hour by 2020. There are at least 50 … Continue reading

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Can Illinois Have A Budget Deal without Madigan ?


Possible budget deal in the Illinois Senate announced this afternoon.  But where is the Illinois House and Mike Madigan?   Details remain fluid, but the Senate began moving multiple pieces of legislation Monday that include an increase in the income … Continue reading

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Is Illinois Going to Have A Budget Soon ?


 A plan to end a two-year Illinois budget standoff negotiated in the Senate — which likely includes an income tax increase as well as items on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda — could get a vote in Springfield as early as … Continue reading

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