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Governor JB Pritzker at the signing ceremony for legislation raising the state minimum wage.

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News Local/State
February 19, 2019

Gov. J.B. Pritzker Signs $15 Min. Wage Increase Into Law

Illinois became the first state in the Midwest Tuesday to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the measure at the Governor’s Mansion in Springfield. 


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News Local/State
February 19, 2019

Exploring The Link Between Racism, Trauma and Mental Health

Research shows African-Americans are less likely to access treatment for mental illness. Cultural norms and the stigma associated with having a mental illness are partly to blame, according to Shardé Smith, assistant professor of human development and family studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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