Illinois Senate Okays 15 Dollar Minimum Wage
February 8, 2019 3:10PM CST
Democrats at the Illinois Capitol say they don’t want to wait any longer to give some workers in the state a raise. The Illinois Senate yesterday approved a 15-dollar-an-hour minimum wage. The plan’s author, state Senator Kimberly Lightford, said it shouldn’t have taken so long to agree on a plan. Business groups say the higher minimum wage will kill jobs. Governor Pritzker says he supports the idea. The Illinois House will vote on the idea next.