U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has written legislation for the U.S. House that would increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour.Jackson says he will introduce the bill Wednesday in Washington. Under his proposal the federal minimum wage would increase $2.75 per hour.
An Illinois-based seafood distributor has pleaded guilty in Louisiana to conspiring to mislabel commercially-sold shrimp.Federal prosecutors say Worldwide Shrimp Company, of Highland Park, entered the plea Tuesday before U.S.
A program in Chicago to retrofit city buildings to make them more energy efficient and save money is being extended to commercial buildings.Mayor Rahm Emanuel says the owners of 14 buildings with a total of 14 million square feet have signed on to the program.
The moral debate over same-sex marriage in Illinois will likely intensify in the coming months. But there's already a parallel constitutional turf war over a question that has faced gay rights advocates, law professors and political scientists across the country for years.