Chicago’s City Council voted to raise its minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019. But that’s raising questions about competition from business groups about what the rate will be in suburbs close to the city. A plan to raise the wage for the entire state has stalled so far in Springfield.
How a neighborhood's property is valued plays a key role in its housing market. Learn how appraisers in the Chicago area determine the value of a property, and try your hand at appraising a home yourself.