State Sen. Kimberly Lightford, a Maywood Democrat, is the chief sponsor of the minimum wage increase proposal.

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January 31, 2019

$15 Minimum Wage Talks Begin In Springfield

Illinois lawmakers are moving quickly to draft a plan for a minimum wage increase. But, there are competing ideas on how to approach it. 


Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker.

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January 10, 2019

Illinois Issues: The Pritzker Agenda

Gov.-elect J.B. Pritzker takes office next week on the heels of the most decisive election victory in a generation. And he’ll be working to pass his agenda through the biggest Democratic majorities in the General Assembly since the 1960s.


City-owned parking lot in downtown Urbana.

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December 20, 2018

Arts-Centered Residential Development Planned For Downtown Urbana

A new four-story development in downtown Urbana would combine the arts with living space. Plans for the $20 million “Urbana Arts” development were announced by the city of Urbana late Wednesday. The project is to be built on a city-owned parking lot (previously single-family homes) on East Illinois Street, just south of Lincoln Square Mall.


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