WVEL News/Money Scope Now: The Illinois House Passes Bill To Raise Illinois Minimum Wage

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Newsline: The Land Of Lincoln Passes Bill To Raise Minimum Wage; Springfield, IL

The Illinois House passes a bill to raise Illinois minimum wage from $8.25 to $15/hour.

According to KWQC-TV, the bill passed in a vote 69 to 47.

From here the bill will go to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s desk to be signed.

Governor JB Pritzker said via Twitter (@BlueRoomSteam),

“Today is resounding victory for the 1.4 million Illinoisans who will soon get a hard-earned and well-deserved raise.”

The measure would increase the state’s $8.25 minimum wage to $9.25 on January 1st and $10 on July 1, 2020. It then would increase $1 each January 1st until 2025.