Yesterday the Tribune ran another article on big firm associate salaries — .Biggest Chicago Firms Boosting 1st-Year Pay. This story only made page 3 of the Business section, not the front page like the last article. But unlike the last Trib article which only predicted that firms were considering responses to the New York raises, this one reported that Sidley and Mayer, Brown have both raised first-year salaries from $135,000 to $145,000. The article also predicts that other large Chicago firms will be following suit.
The Blog is not going to get side-tracked reporting on which firms do and do not raise, so if you are looking for more updated information check out other sources such as Above The Law and the WSJ Law Blog, which does not cover the salaries obsessively but has done several posts on this round of salary raises.