Tag: minimum wage

Chicago minimum-wage hike hitting small-business owners

When Chicago City Council voted in 2014 to hike the city’s minimum wage to $13 an hour over the next five years, business owners warned there would be pain. The owner of the iconic Original Rainbow Cone ice cream shop in Beverley said she would be forced to cut the number of students her business... Read more »

Chicago area sees largest black exodus in the U.S.

The Chicago area lost more than 35,000 black residents between 2014 to 2015, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau. This stands as the largest black exodus of any metropolitan area in the country, according to analysis from the Chicago Tribune. This loss of black residents led the Chicago metropolitan statistical area, which... Read more »