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House approves of minimum wage increase

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A $15-an-hour minimum wage is headed to Gov. J.B. Pritzker after the House approved the six-year plan. Thursday’s 69-41 vote in the House almost guarantees it will become law. Pritzker has pledged to

Today is National Donor Day!

PERU – Today is known for Valentine’s Day but it also marks National Donor Day. The observance day, designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services raises awareness on organ donation. More than 17,000 people

OSF HealthCare raises minimum wage

PEORIA – OSF HealthCare is raising minimum wage to $12 dollars for its workers, effective February 24th. According to OSF HealthCare’s CEO Bob Sehring, many service workers have fallen behind because minimum wage across the country has not kept

Kinzinger deployed to US-Mexican border with guard unit

CHANNAHON, Ill. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger of Illinois has been deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border with his Air National Guard unit. Kinzinger’s communications director, Maura Gillespie, posted on social media Wednesday that the congressman