CHICAGO (CBS) — Gov. Pat Quinn got some help Thursday morning as he defended his plan to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour over the next four years.
WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports business groups like the Illinois Retail Merchants Association and the Illinois Chamber of Commerce have said a higher minimum wage would force some companies to lay off workers.
But Katrina Markoff, CEO of Logan Square-based Vosges Haut-Chocolat said otherwise.
“We do welcome that. In fact, we try to pay more than minimum wage everywhere we can. It’s really important for us to create this family environment here, and really support the staff that we have,” she said.