Pritzker Signs Lightford’s $15 Minimum Wage Bill Into Law

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 Tuesday in the Governor’s Mansion, declaring his first major legislative victory “a time to celebrate.”

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Senate Democrats Send Minimum Wage Bill to House

Thursday, February 7, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: J.B. Pritzker is joined by minimum wage advocates in his office for a news conference Thursday following the Senate’s vote to approve Senate Bill 1, which raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour over a 6-year period. He was joined by Sen. Kimberly Lightford (left), D-Maywood, the bill’s Senate sponsor, and Rep. Will Guzzardi (right), D-Chicago, the bill’s House sponsor. | Capitol News Illinois

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Maywood Religious Leader Gives Statehouse Prayer | Welch Says IL Should Be Welcoming State, Passes ‘Zombie’ Bill | Lighford Minimum Wage Proposal Hits Snag

Maywood Bishop Willie J. Chambliss opens the Illinois House of Representatives in prayer on Feb. 9.  Below, Chambliss with state Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch (7th) | Photo courtesy: Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch/Facebook Thursday, February 9, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews Bishop Willie J. Chambliss, the founder of Miracle Revival Center in Maywood, delivered the opening prayer for the Illinois House of Representatives on … Continue reading Maywood Religious Leader Gives Statehouse Prayer | Welch Says IL Should Be Welcoming State, Passes ‘Zombie’ Bill | Lighford Minimum Wage Proposal Hits Snag