Another longtime Springfield landmark that has seen better days will soon be coming down.
Chicago will see its minimum wage go up next year… and each of the next four years after that.
Just a few short years after the State of Illinois foreclosed on it and put it up for auction, the President Abraham Lincoln Hotel downtown is about to be bought… by one of the world’s richest men.
A downtown Springfield hotel that was once foreclosed on by the state could soon be owned by one of the world’s richest men.
Chicago has approved a minimum wage increase that will boost the pay of the lowest-earning workers to $13 an hour… by the year 2019.
Local, independent retailers say they may be able to compete with big box stores on price… and can definitely offer other services that the large chains can’t.
Chicago appears poised to raise the minimum wage in the city to $13 an hour.
Illinois lawmakers say they’ve reached a deal with ride-sharing services like Uber to put some minimum standards on those services… like those that apply to taxis and other commercial transit.
After months of steady declines, Illinois’s jobless rate stayed the same in October.
A proposal to raise the Illinois minimum wage, eventually to $11 an hour, is picking up steam in the legislature.