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qfingers - Back pay, OT pushes Illinois government’s ‘$100,000 club’ to 7,800 members - Quinc
Of more interest to me are the 10 VA nurses making over $100,000 Wow....according to this the best-paid 10% made over $94,000 http://money.usnews.com/careers/best-jobs/registe... So how many VA nurses are there in total in the county?
qfingers - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Why should ANY profession have a minimum anymore? Minimum wage, historically, was targeted at single-bread-winner families. Now that both spouses work in most cases the need for minimum wage is lessened due to that fact. You also don't need to pay teenagers a "living" wage.
Lincoln1858 - Schoenakase on WTAD\'s Mary Griffith Show - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I guess that it only makes sense that, in the great state of Illinois, where 4 of our last 7 governors have spent time (or are currently) in jail, that a CONVICTED felon could run for public office!
Quijote57 - Fast food workers vow civil disobedience - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
I can see police officers or medical workers or other necessary workers getting $15/hr minimum, but fast-food workers? All they do is work to provide a luxury. Most of them could and/or should go get some vocational training in order to get a job that pays better, such as Cindy Enriquez mentioned in the article. If she really wants to be a police officer, then I am sure there are scholarships or loans…
qfingers - Quincy Police Blotter for July 28, 2014 - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJournal.com
Ordinance violation so one of these and probably not the circus violation. So a bad check for example... 31.107 Cheating --- It shall be unlawful to obtain possession of any goods, property or thing of value by any false pretenses or by cheating or by fraud of any kind. 16.407 Cheating --- It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to cheat, short change, or otherwise defraud any person…

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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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