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Ill. minimum wage debated ahead of hike to $8.25

Gov. Pat Quinn today said Illinois’ minimum wage should be increased every year to reflect the rising cost of living, a position at odds with Republican foe Sen. Bill Brady.

The governor’s comments came after Brady said late last week that he supports the idea of the state‚Äôs minimum wage being no higher than the federal rate. Illinois’ minimum wage is set to increase to $8.25 an hour on Thursday, $1 higher than the federal version.

Brady supports lowering state minimum wage

Republican governor candidate Sen. Bill Brady today said he supports lowering Illinois’ minimum wage if he wins in November and the state rate remains higher than the federal one. “For the state of Illinois to come in and micromanage wages above the federal minimum wage is a mistake,” Brady, a state senator from Bloomington, told reporters.