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.
Judy Kohl grew up in a missionary family in Belgian Congo. When the Belgians were overthrown, her family was forced to flee to Kenya, where she spent much of her childhood. Those times developed Judy’s sense of social justice and giving back.