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If the only history people learn is what is spoon-fed in public school, they've probably missed out on the part where northern states would capture escaped slaves and send them back to their owners. They've probably missed how northern states that were supposedly "free" wouldn't allow blacks to live within their borders. Everyone wants to turn up their noses at the South, but if you're…
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Madigan says minimum wage hike has strong support in Illinois House

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In a sign Democrats are sticking to their 2014 election playbook, House Speaker Michael Madigan signaled Tuesday that a minimum wage increase could be on the horizon in Illinois.

With President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and Gov. Pat Quinn all singing the praises of boosting the minimum wage above $10 per hour, Madigan — who is chairman of the Democratic Party in Illinois — suggested it might have the juice to move through the General Assembly's lower chamber this spring.

"There's strong support for the minimum wage in the House," Madigan told reporters. "I think that it's a matter of fairness, it's a matter of equity."

Illinois' $8.25-an-hour minimum wage is currently $1 more than the federal rate. Legislation to raise it above $10 an hour has already moved through a Senate committee.

Quinn and Durbin spent time promoting the increase in Chicago on Monday. On Tuesday, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur, and a handful of union officials attended a similar promotion in the capital city Tuesday.

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