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Kansas City Leaders Approve Minimum Wage Boost

Kansas City’s minimum wage would rise to $13 an hour over about four and a half years under a newly approved ordinance.

07/17/2015

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Appeal Filed in State Employee Pay, Plans to Close Museum

Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s office filed an emergency appeal Monday with the Illinois Supreme Court to settle dueling court orders about whether state employees can get paid during the budget impasse.

07/13/2015

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Judge Bars Full State Worker Pay Without Illinois Budget

Illinois won’t be allowed to pay state workers in full during an ongoing budget impasse.

07/07/2015

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Union Lawsuit Seek Full Pay Despite No Illinois Budget

Unions representing Illinois state employees have filed a lawsuit demanding they will be paid in full and on time despite the lack of a 2016 fiscal year budget.

07/02/2015

Springfield, IL

Without a Budget, Providers Prepare, Officials Go to Court

Illinois’ government weathered its second day without a state budget Thursday, and while legislative chambers were silent, service providers buckled up for a bumpy summer ride and state officials asked what bills could be paid if the impasse continues.

07/02/2015

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New Minimum Wage Proposal: Still $15 Per Hour, Longer Wait

City Alderman Shane Cohn has filed a substitute that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $8.25 immediately, which would match Illinois.

06/24/2015

Money

City Collector Pushes New Plan to Triple Late Fees for Business Licenses

The late fee for a business license in the city of St. Louis would triple under a plan being pushed by the city license collector.

06/19/2015

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Hearings on Proposed St. Louis Minimum Wage Hike Get Underway

Measure would establish $15-per-hour minimum wage by 2020.

06/16/2015

CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 4: Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner declares victory during his election night gathering while incumbent Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is yet to concede on November 4, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Rauner leads by over 170,000 votes with 98 percent reporting. (Photo by John Gress/Getty Images)

Gov. Rauner: Ill. Government Shutdown Will Not Happen

Rauner says the budget lawmakers passed is short by four billion dollars.

06/15/2015

Peabody Energy

Peabody Energy to Layoff 250 Employees Downtown

One of downtown’s largest companies is planning major lay-offs.

06/08/2015

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