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What's a living wage where you live?

Jul 09, 2014

(Originally published April 11, 2014)

Debate over the minimum wage is all the rage at the moment at both the federal and state levels. Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has made raising Illinois’ minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10 a major plank in his reelection campaign platform.

President Barack Obama advocates doing the same at the federal level, which now has a $7.25 minimum wage.

On July 7, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s Minimum Wage Working Group voted in favor of raising the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2018.

The tug-of-war on this issue…

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