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Pritzker: ‘Time to celebrate’ signing of $15 minimum wage bill Pritzker: ‘Time to celebrate’ signing of $15 minimum wage bill

Pritzker: ‘Time to celebrate’ signing of $15 minimum wage bill

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 Tuesday in the Governor’s Mansion, declaring his first major legislative victory “a time to celebrate.” “For nine years there were many forces that were arrayed against giving a raise to the people who work so hard to provide home care for seniors, childcare for toddlers, who wash dishes at the diner, and who farm our fields,” Pritzker said. “Today is a victory for the cause of economic justice.”

More, better funding for mental health services proposed More, better funding for mental health services proposed

More, better funding for mental health services proposed

An Illinois advocacy group is pushing legislation it says would bring $50 million in new money to state mental health services over the next four years. Rep. Deb Conroy (D-Villa Park) and Sen. Heather Steans (D-Chicago), are sponsoring legislation that would ramp up state mental health funding and change the funding structure to incentivize good results over flat service fees.

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