12 jobs you can’t get with a felony

People with criminal records are advised to move on with their lives after they have been punished for breaking the law. But it’s not easy. In Illinois, more than 100 jobs are off limits to those convicted of a felony.

Chicago City Council raises hourly minimum wage

Chicago hikes its minimum wage

Chicago on Tuesday joined Washington D.C., San Francisco, Seattle and a number of other major cities in passing legislation to raise the minimum wage beyond the current federal level of $7.25 an hour. Proponents of a minimum wage increase said it would be a life-changing boon for low-income working families, young people and other low-wage workers. Opponents said the measure would send businesses fleeing to cities where labor costs are lower. Chicago aldermen voted overwhelmingly in favor of raising the city’s $8.25 minimum wage to $13 over the next five years during a special City Council meeting called by Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Only five of the city’s 50 alderman voted no.