Illinois Senate to Vote on Minimum Wage Increase

An approval would raise Illinois' minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour

Wednesday, May 2, 2012  |  Updated 8:01 AM CDT
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Illinois Senate to Vote on Minimum Wage Increase

The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on a bill Wednesday that would raise the minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour.

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The minimum wage in Illinois could go up thanks to new legislation.

The Illinois Senate is expected to vote on a bill Wednesday that would raise the minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour.

Those who oppose the bill say it would increase unemployment insurance rates and social security taxes. Illinois is one of 18 states with wages higher than $7.25 an hour, the national average.

The rate last increased in 2010.

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