SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn’s waded into contentious waters with business leaders and Republicans Wednesday when he called for a 20 percent increase in the Illinois minimum wage.
During his annual State of the State address to lawmakers, the Chicago Democrat asked them to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 to $10 an hour. Although the state already has one of the highest rates in the nation, Quinn argued another boost would help increase the quality of life for residents.
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