The Daily Northwestern

Evanston workers to see $13 minimum wage by 2020

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 27, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local, State

Evanston workers will see their minimum wage raised to $13 an hour over the next four years, after the Cook County Board approved the incremental increase on Wednesday. Starting in July, wages will increase to $10 an hour....

Illinois registers record-high number of voters

Robin Opsahl, Managing Editor

October 26, 2016

Filed under City, Politics, State

Illinois reached an all-time high for registered voters in the state, approaching 8 million people signed up to cast a ballot. The state now has more than 7,988,000 registered voters, breaking its previous record of 7,789,500...

Experts discuss ‘unprecedented’ level of spending in Illinois campaigns

Nora Shelly, City Editor

October 18, 2016

Filed under City, Local, State

Huge amounts of money are being poured into some Illinois state house races, but it may not end up making a difference due to the impact of Donald Trump’s candidacy on down-ballot races, several political experts said at a panel...

Cook County Board votes for paid sick time for suburban workers

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 9, 2016

Filed under City, Local, State

The Cook County Board voted Wednesday to give suburban workers paid sick time. More than 440,000 suburban workers in Cook County, including those from Evanston, will be affected by the ordinance allowing a maximum of five...