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May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Chicago aldermen propose hiking minimum wage to $15 an hour

The group proposing the wage increase is separate from a panel Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel named last week among aldermen, labor and business leaders to provide recommendations for raising the minimum wage. Alderman Ricardo Munoz said 12 to ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

UPDATE 1-Chicago aldermen propose hiking minimum wage to $15 an hour

The group proposing the wage increase is separate from a panel Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel named last week among aldermen, labor and business leaders to provide recommendations for raising the minimum wage. Alderman Ricardo Munoz said 12 to ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Progressive aldermen propose $15-an-hour minimum wage in city

Chicago would raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour and tie future increases to the cost of living under a plan introduced Wednesday to solve the growing problem of income inequality and the crime that comes with it. Mayor Rahm Emanuel has given 17 ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Aldermen Pass Ordinance Allowing $500 Fine for "Upskirting"

Snapping a photo under or through someone's clothes can now earn a "weirdo" a $500 fine under an ordinance approved Wednesday by Chicago aldermen. "There is a state law that currently classifies upskirting as a crime punishable by jail time, but this ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Ordinance introduced to legalize pushcart food vendors

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley tried repeatedly to sanction pushcart food vendors forced to operate in the shadows in Chicago only to drop the issue like a political hot potato. Daley could never find the appropriate balance between regulation and free ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Mayor of Chicago Seeks to Further Tighten Gun Laws

Calling gun violence Chicago's “most urgent problem,” Mr. Emanuel, who has said the issue is one of his administration's top priorities, introduced a proposal to the City Council that would impose tighter restrictions on gun retailers and buyers. Under ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

City Council Passes Regulations on Rideshare Industry

By the end of August, some rideshare companies that operate in the city of Chicago will need to make sure their drivers have chauffeur licenses and are insured under a measure passed by aldermen Wednesday. The ordinance, which passed 34-10, also ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Opinion: Daley-Connected Developer Vies for Lucrative Contract Despite Owing ...

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the developer -- a friend of former Mayor Richard M. Daley -- has continued his bid to take over nine acres of prime West Side real estate even though he owes the feds more than $2.5 million in unpaid income taxes ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Canaryville Cop John Pigott Honored for Heroism

Pigott, a former bodyguard for Mayor Richard M. Daley, was one of handful of police officers booted from mayoral security detail days after Emanuel took office in 2011. Those officers filed a federal lawsuit alleging they were removed to make room for ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

'Magic' Madigan loses his touch — and Pat Quinn, his nerve

But I'm not convinced Mr. Quinn has the credibility to lay out the real cost to state services and programs of not extending the income-tax hike at least partially — particularly when he's letting this kick-the-can budget go through with barely a word ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

A bipartisan call for a bipartisan budget

Earlier this year, a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers in both chambers of the Illinois General Assembly endorsed a revenue forecast for fiscal 2015 of $34.495 billion, based on the estimates of the Commission on Government Forecasting and ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Quinn to City: Drop Dead

The Illinois General Assembly's spring session is scheduled to end Saturday. But another clock is ticking: 11 days remain for Gov. Pat Quinn to sign or veto a Chicago pension bill caught in election-year politics. The bill, pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Board of Ed OKs more students in privately operated schools

The Chicago Board of Education voted Wednesday to give more control to private operators through expanded “options” schools for at-risk students and to renew charter school contracts. The vote came as the district claimed success with a homegrown ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Dyett Supporters Take Bid to Keep School Open to School Board President

GRAND BOULEVARD — Supporters hoping to keep Dyett Academic Center open rallied at the school Tuesday after presenting a plan to revive the school to David Vitale, president of the Chicago Board of Education. “They're not getting this school,” said ...


May 29, 2014 @ 7:01 AM

Support merit pay in Chicago Public Schools

As a former student of public schools, I completely support merit pay in Chicago Public Schools. During my days in public school, I watched some of the most qualified teachers leave for better-paying jobs, and merit pay may be the solution to keeping ...


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