Minimum Wage in Chicago Rises to $12

  By: Nana Aduba-Amoah Chicago workers might see an increase in their paycheck soon. Effective today, the minimum wage is officially $12 per hour in the city of Chicago. "We used to pay people $8.25 an hour," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a press release from his office. "Starting July 1, it goes up to … Continue reading Minimum Wage in Chicago Rises to $12

Chicago college students struggle to pay tuition in absence of higher minimum wage

  By: Nana Aduba Amoah and Amanda Crane For Chicago college students like Venice Adams, raising the minimum wage in Illinois is the only way to continue pursuing a college degree. Adams, a senior at Columbia College Chicago, works two minimum-wage jobs at $8.25 per hour to afford her tuition and student loans all on … Continue reading Chicago college students struggle to pay tuition in absence of higher minimum wage