The IL House voted to pass a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 over the next five years.
The proposal increases the current $8.25-an-hour base wage by $1 on Jan. 1. After a 75-cent jump July 1, 2020, it would increase $1 each Jan. 1 until 2025.
Governor JB Pritzker, a Democrat, has pledged to sign it before Wednesday. That’s when he unveils his first annual budget plan.