Minimum wage workers get a raise


The state’s minimum wage rose to $14 an hour January 1st. That’s up from $13 and part of a plan to bring the Illinois minimum wage for hourly workers up to $15 in 2025.

This is the sixth increase since the law gradually increasing the rate took effect in 2020. Prior to then, the minimum wage sat at $8.25 an hour for 10 years.

Additionally, the minimum wage for tipped workers is now $8.40 per hour and teens working fewer than 650 hours per calendar year now must be paid at least $12 per hour.



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