Illinois $15 minimum wage clears House committee

“A proposal to slowly raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour cleared a House committee Wednesday despite business concerns.

The House Labor and Commerce Committee voted 17 to 6 to recommend HB 198, which would increase the state’s hourly minimum wage from its current level of $8.25 to $15 by 2022. The first increase, to $9 an hour, would go into effect Jan. 1.”

 

Read more here: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-illinois-minimum-wage-house-committee-vote-0406-biz-20170405-story.html

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