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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

Saturday Fall Takes Life of Man Near Ottawa

OTTAWA – A man working on a billboard has died after an incident in rural Ottawa Saturday. According to the LaSalle County Coroner 42-year-old Damien E. Glasgow died after a fall near 30th Road and IL Route 71. The death is still under investigation by the LaSalle County Coroner’s ...Read more