Illinois’ minimum wage increase is now law.
Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed the bill.
Under the new law, the minimum wage for the state will rise from $8.25 to $9.25/hr. on January 1 of 2020.
In July, it then jumps again to $10/hr.
After that, the minimum wage will go up $1 per hour each year until it hits $15 in 2025.
This is considered a big win for the new governor, who campaigned on the promise of a minimum wage hike.
Pritzker is expected to talk more about the increase during his governor’s budget address, set for 11:45 Wednesday morning.
(This story was originally published on February 20, 2019)