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New year will bring a higher minimum wage, legalization of marijuana New year will bring a higher minimum wage, legalization of marijuana

New year will bring a higher minimum wage, legalization of marijuana

The state’s minimum wage will increase by $1 hourly, recreational marijuana will go on sale to those over 21 years of age, and some state taxes and licensing fees will increase when the calendar hits January.  The changes are among hundreds resulting from laws passed during a busy legislative session which adjourned in early June.

Wins and losses, praise and criticism, for Pritzker and Democrats in year one Wins and losses, praise and criticism, for Pritzker and Democrats in year one

Wins and losses, praise and criticism, for Pritzker and Democrats in year one

A tumultuous year in Illinois politics draws to its close as the historic legislative accomplishments of May and June give way to a flurry of ongoing federal investigative activity, resignations and indictments.

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