Illinois House Passes Minimum Wage Bill Now Headed To Pritzker’s Desk

Thursday, February 14, 2019 || By Jerry Nowicki/Capitol News Illinois || @maywoodnews

Featured image: House lawmakers and activists on the Capitol rotunda after the bill to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025 passed the Illinois House on Thursday afternoon. | Capitol News Illinois

SPRINGFIELD – A bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 by 2025 needs only Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature to become law, and his office said he stands ready to act in the coming days.

Continue reading “Illinois House Passes Minimum Wage Bill Now Headed To Pritzker’s Desk”

Maywood, Bellwood Opt-Out of Cook County Minimum Wage Law

Fast food workers with Fight for 15 and the SEIU during a demonstration. | Wikipedia  Tuesday, May 23, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews At a May 16 regular meeting, the Maywood Board of Trustees voted unanimously on an ordinance that would effectively exempt private employers in the village from ordinances passed last October by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that would increase … Continue reading Maywood, Bellwood Opt-Out of Cook County Minimum Wage Law

Sen. Lightford Renews Call for Higher Minimum Wage

Sunday, January 18, 2015 || PRESS RELEASE SPRINGFIELD – As one of her first official acts in office in the 99th General Assembly, State Senator Kimberly A. Lightford reintroduced her plan to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $11 per hour over the next four years. On January 1, minimum-wage workers in 20 states received a pay raise. Despite an overwhelmingly successful ballot referendum urging Illinois’ … Continue reading Sen. Lightford Renews Call for Higher Minimum Wage