Minimum wage proposal raises hope for workers, fear for employers
Should Illinois’ governor get his way, workers at the bottom of the wage scale soon could get a state-mandated pay raise.
But should state lawmakers increase the minimum wage, businesses and other employers of those earning the wages say it could create problems for employers and consumers.
In his 2013 State of the State address Wednesday, Gov. Pat Quinn told lawmakers in Springfield that he intends to push for legislation to boost Illinois’ minimum wage from $8.25 to $10 an hour.
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