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Chicago aldermen to propose raising minimum wage to $15 an hour

By Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) – A group of Chicago aldermen plan to introduce a proposal on Wednesday to boost the minimum wage in the nation’s third-largest city to $15 per hour, joining officials in other major U.S. cities who also are considering a hike. The group proposing the wage…

Watch live: Chicago Mayor Emanuel holds press conference on gun violence

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy hold a news conference to announce 200 police officers will be reassigned from desk duty to the streets to fight gun violence. Watch live, broadcast on Jan. 31. Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…