Senate bill would raise Ill. minimum wage to $10

Posted Feb. 11 at 7:13 a.m.

From the Chicago Sun-Times | Senate Democrats proposed raising the state’s minimum wage in a bid that eventually would boost pay for the working poor to more than $10 an hour. Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood) introduced legislation that would raise Illinois’ $8.25-an-hour minimum wage by 50 cents plus the rate of inflation annually until it reaches the equivalent in today’s dollars of what $1.60-an-hour was in 1968 — currently about $10.03 an hour.Get the full story >>

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  1. Wayne Feb. 11 at 8:46 a.m.

    Wonderful, they just passed a massive income tax hike that will cost jobs, so now let’s further increase unemployment for low income earners, and cost more jobs. The raise the minimum wage because the cost of living is to high, ignoring the reality that increasing minimum wage drives up prices, increasing the cost of living.

  2. jack (me) Feb. 11 at 9:33 a.m.

    Besides the fact that introducing a bill means little, as most bills are stripped for something else, Wayne is correct.

    This representative is supposedly from Maywood, which doesn’t hit me as a place where economic growth and industrial development are happening. Maybe she will next suggest minimum pay for Proviso East basketball players. That would at least have some economic impact.