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.
Three fugitives who've stolen from a number of Springfield stores are being sought.
A prominent civil rights activist and academic has cancelled a speech at the University of Illinois because of the school's decision to rescind a job offer to a Native American studies professor.
A federal court-appointed monitor has recommended that the Illinois Department of Transportation clean up its hiring rules.
Gov. Bruce Rauner is using some new rhetoric as he brings his agenda to the public. What was once known…