IL Minimum Wage Bill Passes House

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.

The House vote was 69-41 vote.  You can click to see how your lawmakers voted in the House of Representatives and Senate.  Read more from the Chicago Tribune here.

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