Monday, September 21, 2020

In a Pandemic World, Can Illinois Afford Its Minimum Wage Law?

July 1, 2020 -- The new minimum wage for Illinois as of July 1, is $14/hour in Chicago, $13/Hour in Cook County...

President Trump Signs an Executive Order to Hire Federal Employees Based...

President Trump holds up the executive order instating “skills-first” hiring practices over degree-based hiring. By Amy Sokolow, Medill News...

How Becoming a Truck Driver Could Transform Your Income

Peoria -- At the Midwest Trucking Association's annual conference, we talk with members of a truck driving academy to hear how...

U.S.-China Trade Deal Worth Hundreds of Billions for American Economy

Jan 15, 2020 -- As a candidate, Donald Trump told audiences that the United States was getting ripped off by the...

Gov. Pritzker Signs Bill to Allow Those with a Criminal Record...

Press release from the Governor's Office, July 31, 2019 Chicago – Governor JB Pritzker signed a...

Local “Right to Work” Zones Now Against the Law in Illinois

State Capitol, April 12, 2019 - Gov Pritzker signs SB-1474, a bill that would prohibit local government from establishing local "Right...

Gov Pritzker (D) Says Progressive Income Tax is the Path to...

Chicago, March 12, 2019 - In a press conference Gov Pritzker campaigned again for his Graduated Income Tax proposal, that he calls "The Fair...

Nurses Seek Limits on Number of Assigned Patients

State Capitol - The Illinois Nurses Assn, say they need the state to make it clear in the law that nurses...

$15 an Hour Minimum Wage Law, Pritzker’s Fait Accompli !

From the Governor's Mansion in Springfield, February 19, 2019 - Surrounded by supporters in the legislature, and members of SEIU who...

Illinois House Members Debate SB-1, the bill to increase Minimum Wage...

House Chamber, February 14, 2019 - As the House sponsor, Rep Will Guzzardi sponsors SB-1, the bill to increase the minimum...

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Historian Mark DePue: Preserving Illinois’ Oral History

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library:  We talk with historian and fmr military officer, Mark DePue on his work of conducting indepth oral history...

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