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Senate Labor Committee discusses path to $15 minimum wage Senate Labor Committee discusses path to $15 minimum wage

Senate Labor Committee discusses path to $15 minimum wage

Divisions between business and labor interests were on display Wednesday at the Illinois Senate Labor Committee’s hearing on raising the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 per hour over an undefined period of years.

Bristow ready to be more vocal in Statehouse Bristow ready to be more vocal in Statehouse

Bristow ready to be more vocal in Statehouse

One of the first lessons state Rep. Monica Bristow learned about her job was to keep answers short, and be careful about saying too much.  Bristow (D-Godfrey), appointed in December 2017 to serve the remaining term of retiring Rep. Dan Beiser, was presenting her first bill on halting pay raises for legislators.

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A new survey of Illinois school districts shows a large and persistent teacher shortage that is getting worse in many parts of the state. The Capitol News Illinois team takes a close look at the numbers statewide and in some particular regions.

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