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.
A grand jury declined to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of protests and inflamed racial tensions.
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.