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  • The Raise of Minimum Wage Increases

    Senate Bill 68 sponsored by Senator Kimberly Lightfor is a
    proposal to raise minimum wage over a three year period
    from 9.25 an hour by October 1st to 10.65 an hour by July
    2016. This would make Illinois the state with the highest
    miniumum wage in the U.S.

    Although the bill moved out of committee and onto the floor,
    it is unclear when Senator Kimberly Lightford will call a
    vote for the bill on the Senate floor. Senator Tom Cullerton
    believes they are just a few short of votes to pass the bill.
    In the house, Senator Madigan is currently working on
    members to gain their support for the increase of minimum