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Local residents, business owners largely support a minimum wage increase

*Baja para leer este artículo en español. Whether to raise the minimum wage, and by how much, is a hot topic in both Washington, D.C. and Springfield this year. President Barack Obama is pushing to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and other state Democrats are leading the […]

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Fast food workers scrape by under current minimum wage

Updated January 8, 2014 Last December about 200 protesters in Chicago braved the cold and rallied in support of higher wages as part of a national movement to increase the minimum wage and improve the working conditions for fast-food and retail workers. Starting this year, 13 states across the nation are increasing the minimum wage […]