The start of the New Year brought about the beginning of Illinois’ controversial minimum wage hike. Effective Jan. 1, Illinois’ minimum wage increased from $8.25 per hour to $9.25 per hour, putting additional cost burdens on small-business owners across the state.
The Attorney General’s office has released its annual Safe Shopping Guide highlighting hazardous toys, children’s products and household items that have been recalled during the past year to help Illinois families ensure a safe holiday shopping season.
A recent report ranks Illinois low in fiscal transparency, and as a new decade looms, lawmakers must commit to improving the state’s system of drawing legislative boundaries to limit undue influence from politicians and special interests.
Illinois state Rep. Randy Frese (R-Paloma) has jumped on the Madigan-must-go bandwagon, joining a group of four other GOP lawmakers who are demanding the resignation of House Speaker Mike Madigan (D-Chicago) amid a wave of FBI probes and harassment cases in which his name keeps appearing.
All eyes will be on Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker at the start of the new session to see if the Democratic leader has any intention of making good on his pledge to bring fair electoral mapmaking to the state.
Attorneys for an Arkansas woman who has named the son of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden as the father of her child claim in a court filing that Hunter Biden is not expected to challenge the results of a recent DNA test or the way the test was administered.