Category : Illinois

Midwest / Illinois - 3 weeks ago

Chicago minimum wage increases to $12 on July 1

By People making minimum wage in Chicago will get a pay raise starting July 1. That’s when the new minimum wage of $12 per hour kicks in. That’s a 45 percent increase since 2015, according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s office. Chicago’s m...

Midwest / Illinois - 3 weeks ago

A Brief Case for Cancelling All Student Loan Debt

It isn’t just the right thing to do—it’s smart economics. The government owns some 90 percent of existing student loan debt. stu•dent debt am•nes•ty noun 1. The erasure of every penny owed on U.S. student loans “I feel like these loans are so illeg...