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Senate Committee moves minimum wage bill to floor Senate Committee moves minimum wage bill to floor

Senate Committee moves minimum wage bill to floor

Two committee rooms one floor apart in the Illinois State Capitol on Wednesday had concurrent discussions of a bill to hike the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. The 13 Democrats on the Senate Executive Committee voted to advance the bill, Senate Bill 1, to floor for a full vote that could happen as early as Thursday. The senate committee’s six Republicans all voted against the bill, while it was only up for discussion – not a vote – in the House committee.

Chicago lawmaker wants to enable cities to set limits on rents Chicago lawmaker wants to enable cities to set limits on rents

Chicago lawmaker wants to enable cities to set limits on rents

A Chicago Democrat is calling for local governments to again have the authority to implement rent control measures. Twenty-two years after the state passed the Rent Control Preemption Act, Rep. Will Guzzardi wants to repeal it. His legislation, just seven words long, is a “very, very simple” means for municipalities to target housing affordability issues.

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