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$15 could only be worth $10.46 by 2025

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House could vote on a plan this week to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour, but inflation will largely negate the impact for low-income workers by the time the pay floor reaches that level in 2025. It’s no windfall for more than 1 million ...Read more

Trial date set for man charged with dismembering boy

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has set a trial date for a man charged in the death of a 2-year-old boy whose dismembered remains were found in 2015 in a Chicago park lagoon. Cook County Circuit Judge Timothy Joyce on Thursday set a May 15 trial date for Kamel Harris after talks between his attorneys ...Read more