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Illinois House hears $15 minimum wage plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A House committee plans to hear Democrats’ plans to increase the Illinois minimum wage to $15 over six years. The Labor and Commerce Committee has scheduled a Wednesday afternoon hearing on Chicago Democratic Rep. Will Guzzardi’s legislation. The plan would

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Ottawa police warn residents of phone scam

    OTTAWA – Ottawa Police are warning residents of a phone scam involving their Apple Device or iCloud account. Officials reported that residents are receiving calls from an individual who claims that the residents’ Apple Device or iCloud account has been compromised. The scammer then

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$15 could only be worth $10.46 by 2025

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House could vote on a plan this week to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but inflation will largely negate the impact for low-income workers by the time the pay floor reaches that level in 2025. It’s no windfall for more than 1 million

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