Lawmakers approve $15 an hour minimum wage bill — ILLINOIS — State legislation
On May 31, the Illinois Legislature finalized legislation said to be the first $15 an hour minimum wage bill passed by state lawmakers. The development has generated substantial anxiety in the business community—Republican Governor Bruce Rauner has called it "extreme," according to media reports.
An amendment to H.B. 81 sets a schedule for minimum wage increases in Illinois. The amendment cleared the state house by a vote of 61-53 on May 30. The following day, the senate concurred in the amendment by a 30-23 ballot.