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Minimum Wage Hike Supporters Seek Action During Veto Session

CHICAGO (CBS) – With state lawmakers set to return to Springfield for three days of veto session later this week, and then again in early December, advocates for a higher minimum wage were urging the legislature to act on a measure to increase the minimum wage in Illinois to $10 an hour. 310 more words


Talking with IEA's Jim Reed about SB16.

IEA’s Government Relations chief, Jim Reed.

I had a conversation with IEA’s Government Relations director Jim Reed about the upcoming lame duck Illinois General Assembly session and SB16. 287 more words


Pamela Rodriguez Op-Ed in Daily Herald: Is Illinois Ready for Criminal Justice Reform?

In a guest opinion-editorial for the Daily Herald, TASC President Pamela Rodriguez discusses the timely and promising opportunities for criminal justice reform in Illinois. 92 more words

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Campus smoking ban continues stigma most smokers feel exists

By Ben Johnson

Staff Writer

Smokers are treated like second-class citizens in today’s society. It’s an opinion voiced by many smokers, but according to some nonsmokers, they deserve this designation. 402 more words


ENDORSEMENT: YES on Illinois minimum wage advisory referendum

I strongly encourage my fellow Illinoisans to vote “yes” on the minimum wage advisory referendum on November 4.

Should the advisory referendum pass, it would send a loud and clear message to the Illinois General Assembly that a majority of Illinoisans want the state’s minimum wage to be increased to $10/hour. 160 more words