Pritzker Signs Lightford’s $15 Minimum Wage Bill Into Law

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 Tuesday in the Governor’s Mansion, declaring his first major legislative victory “a time to celebrate.”

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Op-Ed: How to Balance Cook County’s Budget Without Dangerous Layoffs or Soda Tax

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 || By Richard Boykin || OPINION || @maywoodnews Cook County government headed into Fiscal Year 2017 expecting to balance its budget in part with $68 million in revenue generated by the sweetened beverage tax that narrowly passed the Cook County Board last fall. This $68 million can no longer be counted on, due to a lawsuit filed by the Illinois Retail … Continue reading Op-Ed: How to Balance Cook County’s Budget Without Dangerous Layoffs or Soda Tax