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Amid a national debate over workers' wages, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is weighing a proposal to raise the city's minimum wage, according to local leaders briefed on the proposal.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Tuesday he'll ask the City Council to raise Chicago's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2018, no matter what the outcome of a statewide referendum on the issue or how the Illinois General Assembly responds to those nonbinding results.
Mayor Emanuel says he's committed to raising the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour regardless of what happens at the state and federal levels, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Bryd-Bennett announced today that CPS students in School Year 2013-2014 set a record graduation rate of 69.4 percent.
The graduation rate from the 2013-2014 academic season was 69.4%. That's up four percent from one year ago.
A coalition of community organizations affiliated with the Chicago Teachers Union and with groups opposed to many of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's policies will announce today that they have registered 25,000 new voters this summer in advance of upcoming local and state elections.
Karen Lewis, president of the Chicago Teachers Union, talks with journalist Walter Jacobson Tuesday night at the Beverly Woods Banquet Hall.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the route and details for Wednesday's parade to honor the players and coaches of Jackie Robinson West.
Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner, left, and Gov. Pat Quinn attended different events today, but continued their tagging.
Red light cameras and speed cameras can make things safer, but sometimes lack appropriate levels of oversight, experts say.
There's some good news coming out of Chicago: the crime rate has dropped while coinciding with a surge in concealed carry permit applications.
Two bills forwarded by the taxi industry to provide a statewide regulatory framework for ridesharing services like Uber and Lyft were vetoed by the governor Monday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports .
Last week Redmoon Theater rolled up the big metal door of its Pilsen spectacle factory for an informal preview of the largest project in its 24-year history, the inaugural Great Chicago Fire Festival , set to ignite October 4. What the hundred or so visitors saw there is a work in progress - devices and props being hand-built for the fire-on-water ... (more)
Legislative Inspector General Faisal Khan, seen here talking to 31st Ward Ald. Ray Suarez, took a shot at Mayor Rahm Emanuel today over funding.
Good morning. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois.
Rahm Emanuel is pushing back against suggestions that violence in his city is out of control, touting new statistics that show violent crime is down in Chicago When asked about perception of crime in Chicago, Emanuel was quick to note that he is most concerned with the opinions of his city's residents about the safety of their communities.
Updated: Wed Aug 27, 2014 06:07 am
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