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Memo Lays Out Plan To Raise Illinois Minimum Wage

The current plan to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to 15 dollars-an-hour would start next year. The Chicago Tribune is reporting on a leaked memo from Governor J.B. Pritzker’s office that would have the state raise the starting wage by a dollar to start 2020, then hike the wage again by 75 cents in July. That’d make Illinois’ minimum wage ten dollars-an-hour next year. The plan would continue to raise the minimum wage to 15 dollars by 2025. Business groups in the state say that’d be too much for many employers to handle.


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