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Chicago’s minimum wage debate moves to next phase



Aldermen community representatives mayor's minimum wage task force listen as Juan Carlos Linares Executive Director  LUCHA (LatUnited Community Housing

Aldermen and community representatives on the mayor's minimum wage task force listen as Juan Carlos Linares, Executive Director of LUCHA (Latin United Community Housing Association), speaks at the last of five community hearings on the issue at Roberto Clemente Community Academy on Thursday, June 26, 2014. | Peter Holderness / Sun-Times

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Updated: July 30, 2014 6:22AM

A citywide conversation regarding raising the minimum wage has sparked much passion, pleading and pushback. Now a 17-member panel appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel is digesting testimony from hundreds of stakeholders who turned out to share their stories and weigh in on a debate taking place locally and nationally...READ MORE

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