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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Sam Toia on CLTV: Time is Now for Pragmatic Immigration Reforms »
This week, IRA President & CEO Sam Toia joined Rick Pearson to discuss national immigration policy and enforcement iss...
Monday, June 18, 2018
*REMINDER* Regulatory Updates Effective July 1, 2018 »
There are several regulatory updates impacting restaurants effective July 1, 2018, including: minimum wage increases, paid...
Tuesday, June 12, 2018
IRA Testifies on Year-Round Sidewalk Cafes, Ordinance Advances »
IRA President & CEO Sam Toia, Advisory Council member Erik Baylis of Big Onion Tavern Group , and Advisory Council me...
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Sam Toia on the Loss of Anthony Bourdain »
IRA President & CEO Sam Toia shared his thoughts on the loss of culinary icon Anthony Bourdain with the Chicago Sun-Ti...
Friday, June 1, 2018
City of Chicago Tipped Wage: $6.25; Cook County Tipped Wage: $5.10, Effective July 1, 2018 »
The City of Chicago has announced the new minimum wage rate for tipped employees, effective July 1, 2018: $6.25 per hour...

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