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by Ellyn Fortino
10:57am
Fri Sep 11

Report: 44% Of Illinois Private Sector Workers Are Without Paid Sick Days

Forty-four percent of private sector workers in Illinois, or more than 2.1 million individuals, cannot earn paid sick days, shows a recent report by the National Partnership for Women & Families.

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by Anthony Burke Boylan
3:15pm
Mon Aug 4, 2014

Guzzardi Mobilizes Volunteers To Gin Up Support For Minimum Wage Increase

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.