The Center Square: Illinois’ increased minimum wage during pandemic will impact local governments, nonprofits

By Greg Bishop
The Center Square, July 2, 2020

Illinois’ minimum wage, which increased to $10 an hour this week, isn’t just affecting business owners...

A group called Business for a Fair Minimum Wage said when the minimum wage is increased in places like Illinois, Nevada, Oregon and Washington, D.C., it means more money in the pockets of workers and more consumer spending at local businesses. ...

On July 1, Illinois’ minimum wage increased to $10 an hour. That was six months after it increased to $9.25. The next increase is in less than six months to $11 an hour and then a dollar more every year until it reaches $15 an hour by 2025.

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