Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to convene a task force that will "address paid sick leave for workers, provide protections to shift workers and pregnant employees and expand access to paid leave for new parents," according to an announcement by the mayor's office.
Saturday afternoon was a gorgeous summer day — a little on the warm side for some — and retired Skokie high school teacher Evie Raffanti spent some time ringing doorbells in Logan Square to drum up support for an increase in the minimum wage.
“If you want me to speak frankly, I’m just really pissed off,’’ said Raffanti about what motivated her to spend her Saturday out talking to people about the issue. “How in the world can you live on $17,000 a year?’’
The figure she cited is about what a minimum wage earner makes in a year.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants a task force to come up with ideas to address transportation clutter around the museum campus now that the new Lucas Museum of Narrative Art will be coming to the area.