New minimum wage rates will still take effect throughout Illinois in 2021, despite financial difficulties caused by the pandemic, state officials announced Wednesday.
Illinois’ minimum wage will increase to $10 per hour beginning on July 1, marking the second increase in less than a year, according to Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s office. Legislation previously passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by the governor provides a path to a $15 minimum wage by 2025. On Jan. 1, 2020, the state’s minimum wage was…