Gov. Pat Quinn is using the holiday weekend honoring Martin Luther King Jr. to continue pressing for raising Illinois’ minimum wage to at least $10. The Democratic governor said while visiting a Chicago church Sunday that raising the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 would be a key component in what he called the “war on poverty.” Republicans and business groups say raising the minimum wage kills jobs. Both the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce have come out against proposed minimum wage increases. Illinois last raised its minimum wage in 2010 under a series of incremental increases.
Aldermen approved the variance on a 9-1 vote, Ward 3 Alderman Doris Turner was the lone no vote.
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Public Works says multiple service valves have broken and they need to be repaired.
Residents and businesses in the area on West Walnut St. from Route 4 to College might experience low water pressure or no water pressure at all.
The two candidates have sparred back and forth in recent weeks through press releases and, in some cases, have cancelled other debates due to perceived hostilities.