Minimum Wage

Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill this weekend that would have raised the minimum salary for Illinois public school teachers to $40,000 by 2022.

In his veto message, Rauner says legislation isn’t the best way to raise teacher pay.

Illinois's fight for a $15 an hour minimum wage hit a roadblock last Friday after Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed the bill that would make it happen.

The Illinois General Assembly approved a plan in late May that would raise the minimum wage gradually from $8.25 to $15 an hour over the next five years.

But, after two months on the governor's desk, Senate Bill 81 was shot down.

The substantial-raise proposal remains polarizing.

A new study finds minimum wage fails to pay the rent in Illinois.  

With the Illinois legislative session scheduled to end on Wednesday, lawmakers were busy trying to deal with some measures still needing action.

A proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years is making its way through the state legislature.

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An economist is trying to move the debate over the minimum wage beyond its usual focus on jobs - and has found higher wages lead to healthier babies.

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) is backing a bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $12 by 2020 - which is more ambitious than Gov. Bruce Rauner's proposal.

Governor Bruce Rauner won't say whether he would sign a minimum wage bill that cleared the Illinois Senate.

A day after Gov. Bruce Rauner proposed a seven year time frame to bring Illinois' minimum wage to $10 an hour. The Illinois Senate approved a plan that would make that happen by 2017. 
 

The Senate, or its Democrats, anyway, passed a minimum wage hike late last year. It died after stalling in the House.

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The Illinois Senate has passed legislation that would raise the state's minimum wage.

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House Speaker Michael Madigan's spokesman says Madigan does not plan to call a vote on a proposed increase in Illinois' minimum wage this legislative session.

The sponsor of a minimum wage hike says she'll push to get it passed during the legislature's veto session.

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Voters will get to weigh in on whether Illinois should raise its minimum wage for adults to 10 dollars an hour. Governor Pat Quinn approved the ballot question Sunday, and wasted no time campaigning on the issue.

The president of Southern Illinois University says the school cannot afford an increase in the minimum wage.

Gov. Pat Quinn is using the holiday weekend honoring Martin Luther King Jr. to continue pressing for raising Illinois' minimum wage to at least $10.