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Minimum wage increase heads to Pritzker’s desk Minimum wage increase heads to Pritzker’s desk

Minimum wage increase heads to Pritzker’s desk

A bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 by 2025 needs only Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature to become law, and his office said he stands ready to act in the coming days. The House galleries were filled with cheers from advocates – many of them currently making the minimum wage – as the final 69-47-1 favorable vote became official.

Minimum wage bill heads for Thursday House vote Minimum wage bill heads for Thursday House vote

Minimum wage bill heads for Thursday House vote

A minimum wage increase appears headed for approval without any support from Republicans this week after passing its final committee hurdle Wednesday. Senate Bill 1, which would increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 per hour over a six-year period, passed the House Labor and Commerce Committee on a 19-10 vote with all Democrats supporting it and all Republicans voting...
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