Illinois Lawmakers Approve Increase To Minimum Wage State lawmakers have approved a plan to increase Illinois' minimum wage to $15 over five years.
Chuy Garcia Calls For Higher Pay For Health Care Workers, More Police OfficersIn the race for Chicago mayor, challenger Jesus "Chuy" Garcia spoke Saturday in favor of higher pay for home health care workers and committed himself to work toward a $15 an hour floor salary.
Quinn Signs Legislation For Minimum Wage Ballot QuestionGov. Pat Quinn signed legislation Sunday that will put a measure on the November ballot asking voters if Illinois should boost the state's minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2015.
Quinn Calls For Higher Minimum Wage, Assault Weapons Ban, Pension ReformGovernor Pat Quinn has told Illinois lawmakers the state is at a critical juncture, and he's outlined an ambitious legislative wish list.
Jesse Jackson Jr. Wants To Raise Minimum Wage To $10 U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. has written legislation for the U.S. House that would increase the minimum wage to $10 per hour.