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.
While Indiana Governor Mike Pence is threatening to sue President Obama for bypassing Congress, some residents say the President’s executive action means the state will finally have to deal with its immigration problem.
Jane Byrne, Chicago's first and only female mayor, has died at the age of 81. She’s known as the woman who beat the Democratic Machine with the help of a snowstorm - but went on to serve just one term.