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                                                                         SECTION D                                                                          wage
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                                                                                                                                                         employees adjust
                                                                                                                                                            to higher pay
LOCAL ___________________                                                                                                                                       STORY BY APRIL EVANS              PHOTOS BY MATT HUBER

  DOGS, CATS OWE LIVES TO                                                                                                                                                        ainelle
                                                                                                                                                                                 M c -
                                                                                                                                                                                                  awaits transfer to a four year
VOLUNTEERS —                                                                                                                                                                     Carter               She’s seen all the mini-
                                                                                                                                                                                 h a s            mum wage increases that
No-kill shel-                                                                                                                                                                    b e e n
                                                                                                                                                                                                  have rolled through the state
                                                                                                                                                                                                  in that time, though she was
ter operates                                                                                                                                                       at the Pizza Time              normally making slightly
out of old                                                                                                                                                         Restaurant for 10              more than the base.
                                                                                                                                                                   years, part time                   McCarter, 26, said she
church.                                                                                                                                                            through high school            tries to save, but finds it
                                                                                                                                                                   and junior college and         difficult.
PAGE 2C.                                                                                                                                                           now full-time as she               She was living on her own
                                                                                                                                                                                                  with a roommate, but when
   POST 210 INSTALLS OFFICERS —                                                                                                                                                                   her friend moved out, she de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  cided to move back home
New commander a veteran of the                                                                                                                                                                    with her parents, both to save
                                                                                                                                                                                                  money and because they’re
Korean War.                                                                                                                                                                                       close-knit, too.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      The July 1 increase in
PAGE 1C.                                                                                                                                                                                          minimum wage, from $8 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                  $8.25, meant McCarter re-
                                                                                                                                                                                                  ceived a raise. She made

SPORTS__________________                                                                                                                                                                          $8.20 before, but got a bump
                                                                                                                                                                                                  to $8.45 when the increase
                                                                                                                                                                                                  took effect.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pizza Time owner Terry
  PIRATES NO PROBLEM                                                                                                                                                                              Dolan has operated the
FOR CARDINALS —                                                                                                                                                                                   Catlin restaurant for 17
                                                                                                                                                                                                  years. His family also owns
                                                                                                                                                                                                  the Westville Pizza Time.
St. Louis                                                                                                                                                                                             There are 31 part-time
improves to                                                                                                                                                                                       employees working at both
                                                                                                                                                                                                  restaurants, with most mak-
11-5 since                                                                                                                                                                                        ing above minimum wage.
All Star                                                                                                                                                                                                 See WAGE/PAGE 6A

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                                                                                               Top: Crew leader Rainelle McCarter serves, left to right,

__________________________                                                                     Joyce Hassar, Shane Goodrum, Lynn Elston, Joyce Spicer
                                                                                               and Lona Watson at Pizza Time in Catlin. Right: Manager
                                                                                               Cindy Willaman, left, talks with McCarter.
                                                                                               State minimum starts a spar
                                                                                                   BY APRIL EVANS
                                                                                                                                                               MINIMUM WAGE FACTS
                                                                 IN                                                                    Illinois is one of 14    have higher minimum wage           they have five employees,

                                                           4 days
                                                                                                   A platform issue is ma-     states with a higher minimum     rates than Illinois.               excluding family members.
                                                                                               terializing about mini-         wage than the federal                   All our bordering states          Gov. Rod Blagojevich
                                                                                               mum wage in the race for        standard of $7.25. July 1        fork over a lower minimum          signed legislation that in-
                                                                                               Illinois governor.              Illinois’ rate went to $8.25.    pay than us — Missouri, Iowa,      creased the minimum wage
                                                                                                   As the lowest-paid                  The minimum wage         Wisconsin, Indiana and Ken-        from $6.50 to $7.50 on July 1,
                               INSIDE TODAY                                                    workers in the state em-
                                                                                                                               rate here for employees          tucky all have minimum wage        2007. The base wage then
                                                                                               barked on their final
NEWS                                                CLASSIFIEDS                                                                younger than age 18 in-          rates equal to the federal         increased by 25-cents each
 Community . . . . . . . . . . . .2                   Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . 1-6
                                                                                               state imposed 25-cent
 Obituaries. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3                                                         raise, a back and forth be-     creased from $7.50 to $7.75.     level ($7.25).                     year for the next three years
 Opinion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4
                                                             2010 Commercial-News Publishing
                                                                                               tween two top runners for               Only Washington                 In Illinois, businesses     to $7.75 in 2008, $8 in 2009
 Nation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5                   To our readers:                                                   ($8.55) and Oregon ($8.40)       must pay minimum wage if           and $8.25 in 2010.
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                                                                                               Dogs can enter ‘dandy’ parade
                                                            (800) 279-2992.
 Entertainment. . . . . . . . . . 8

 Celebrations. . . . . . . . . . . .3

                                                    NEWS TIP?                                      BY MARY WICOFF
                                                                                                                                           FYI                  artists start preparing to
                                                                                                                                                                paint murals on buildings
                                                                                                                                                                                                   other dogs and people,”
                                                                                                                                                                                                   said Barb Nolan, director
                                                                                                                                                                around Danville.                   of the Danville Public Li-
                                                     477-5182                                     DANVILLE — Not to
                                                                                                                                   Pre-registration for the
                                                                                                                               dog parade is preferred by
                                                                                                                                                                   The logo for the
                                                                                                                                                                Danville event shows a
                                                                                                                                                                                                   brary, which is coordinat-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   ing the walk.
                                                                                               be outdone by the two-          picking up forms at the          dog in a top hat and tuxe-            Children who can’t
                                                                                               legged Walldogs, local ca-      Danville Public Library.         do, with the words “Dog            bring their live pet or who
           YOUR AD                                                                             nines will get a chance to
                                                                                               show off next weekend.
                                                                                                                               Forms should be returned
                                                                                                                               by 7 p.m. Tuesday.
                                                                                                                                                                Gone Dandy.”
                                                                                                                                                                   The grand marshals
                                                                                                                                                                                                   are allergic to dogs are in-
                                                                                                                                                                                                   vited to bring their stuffed
         could be here!                                                                           Dogs and their owners
                                                                                               — both children and adults
                                                                                                                                   Or you may register at
                                                                                                                               9 a.m. Saturday on the
                                                                                                                                                                for the parade are Dr. John
                                                                                                                                                                Mason and Darrel Jacobs,
                                                                                                                                                                                                   animal for the parade.
                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nolan expects 25-50
                                                                                               — are invited to take part      library’s lawn, with the walk    founders of Fetch Dog              dogs and people; however,
Reach thousands of Commercial-News                                                             in a parade Saturday            starting at 9:30 a.m.            Park, who are expected to          the turnout will depend on
  readers in this premium position.                                                            morning, and look at a cou-                                      wear top hats to match the         the weather.
                                                                                               ple of murals along the                                          logo. Alice Jacobs, presi-            “It all depends on how
     Call 477-5105 for details.                                                                way. Afterward, there will      Dog Parade on Saturday is        dent of Danville Area              hot it is,” Nolan said.
                                                                                               be an obedience demon-          part of Walldogs week.           Community College, also            “There may be just a pa-
                                                                                               stration at the Danville        The first-time event be-         will lead the parade.              rade of stuffed dogs.”
                                                              Public Library.                 gins Wednesday night                “We hope people will
                    Your News. Your Paper. Every Day.                                             The Doggone Dandy            when more than 160               come whose dogs enjoy                 See PARADE/PAGE 7A

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