The New Wave of Minimum Wage Laws in Cook County

On October 26, 2016, the Cook County Board of Commissioners passed an ordinance increasing the minimum wage in suburban Cook County. It is a tiered increase that will begin on July 1, 2017, and will increase by a dollar each year until 2020. After 2020, the increases will adjust with the rate of inflation. Thus, […]

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Illinois Supreme Court Preserves the Right to a 12-Person Jury

On the eve of former Governor Pat Quinn’s last day in office, the Illinois General Assembly passed a law that raised the daily pay rate for jurors. However, the law also provided that the size of juries in Illinois should be halved, from 12 jurors to just 6.[1]  While much of the legal community applauded […]

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