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Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

Illinois legislature votes in favor of minimum wage hike

February 15, 2019

The state’s minimum wage is on its way to $15 by 2025 after the Illinois House passed a bill calling for the boost in pay  Feb. 14. The bill passed the Senate earlier this month and is now on its ...

Minimum wage increase could bring relief, reduced hours

Minimum wage increase could bring relief, reduced hours

July 3, 2018

Chicago's minimum wage increase July 1 could impact employees work hours while providing more income to those who need it.The minimum wage increased from $11 to $12 an hour following a December 2014 C...

Crime Rate Comparisons

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July 3, 2018

I could use some guidance. I just graduated from college with a degree in justice studies. At first, I planned to apply to law school, but I decided earlier this year that I’d rather get some relevant work experience in law enforcement first. I found some government jobs that relate to criminal profiling research, but I’m curious what that might entail. My former roommate said I could be doing things like crime rate compariso...

Removing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is erasing history

Removing ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ is erasing history

October 23, 2017

A Mississippi school board has taken away a valuable opportunity to learn about America’s racism from its students.The Biloxi School District pulled Harper Lee’s literary classic “To Kill a Mockin...

Sunday League brings basketball back to Columbia

Sunday League brings basketball back to Columbia

February 10, 2014

A NEW INTRAMURAL basketball league could help Columbia’s struggling basketball team recruit new players for the coming season. The 5-on-5 league, which began Feb. 9, is open to both Columbia and Roose...

Senate Bill 1565 studied

By Kaley Fowler

February 13, 2012

Minimum-wage earners in Illinois could see an increase in their wages after two years of relying on $8.25 an hour, a figure that needs a boost according to many economists, protesters and Illinois legislators.In February 2011, Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D–4th District) filed Senate Bill 1565, which aims to increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10.65 by 2014. The bill is now under study by an executive c...

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