Just a little over a month after becoming Illinois’ governor, J.B. Pritzker signed a law that stands to change the state’s economy by raising the minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 by 2025.
Illinois legislators moved quickly Thursday to deliver one of new Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the statewide minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 an hour.
The U.S. solar energy industry lost nearly 8,000 jobs last year, but Illinois was one of just eight states that saw a significant increase in solar jobs.
Illinois is poised to join Washington, D.C., and at least four other states with a $15-an-hour minimum by 2025, an 82-percent spike in current base pay. But it may not be the momentous impact on low-wage workers that some supporters expected.
The Illinois Senate voted Thursday to hike the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour within six years, quickly advancing a top campaign promise of newly elected Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
There’s a new restaurant trend emerging across the U.S.: a surcharge that’s added to customers’ checks. The owners of one local restaurant say it’s the best way to help their workers. Here’s a taste of how it works.
For the first time since taking full control of Illinois government, Democrats in Springfield are poised to flex their political muscles by quickly passing a statewide hike in the minimum wage.
The world’s biggest hamburger chain said sales rose 4.4 percent at established locations in the fourth quarter and 4.5 percent for the year.
A new report suggests Illinois could do more to attract data centers. What are they – and how are they important to the local economy?
Caterpillar fell well short of fourth-quarter profit expectations and the machine maker said that sales have begun to slow in China. Shares tumbled 10 percent at the opening bell Monday, the worst sell-off in more than seven years.
A growing number of federal workers in Chicago are turning to food pantries as the government shutdown enters its second month.
The governor’s third executive order requires a review of emerging industries so that state money for workforce training can be best used.
Chicago aldermen voice their support of – or opposition to – a proposal to ban them from working outside of City Council, a proposal put forth in the wake of federal charges against Ald. Ed Burke.
Mondelez says it signed a 15-year lease on a five-story office building under construction in the Fulton Market neighborhood that it expects to occupy in 2020.