McGuire2014State Senator Pat McGuire released the following statement after the Illinois Senate voted to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025:

“Fair pay for hard work is the American way,” said McGuire (D-Crest Hill). “A higher minimum wage will boost families and the Illinois economy.”

Senate Bill 1 would increase the minimum wage according to the following incremental schedule:

  • $9.25 per hour on Jan. 1, 2020
  • $10 per hour on July 1, 2020
  • $11 per hour on Jan. 1, 2021
  • $12 per hour on Jan. 1, 2022
  • $13 per hour on Jan. 1, 2023
  • $14 per hour on Jan. 1, 2024
  • $15 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2025

Having passed the Senate, the bill heads to the Illinois House for consideration.

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