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Few New Laws Beginning January 1st in Illinois: Mandated Minimum Wage Increase Continues to Fuel Unfriendly Business Climate & Puts Pressure on Struggling Economy

LOUISVILLE…State Rep. Darren Bailey (R-Xenia) is informing constituents of the newest laws to take effect at the beginning of the New Year and reminding everyone of the continuing mandated increase of the Illinois minimum wage law another dollar an hour starting January 1, 2021.   One... Read More.

Minimum Wage Increases on July 1

Illinois Department of Labor Reminds Workers to Watch Their Wages SPRINGFIELD – Illinois’ minimum wage will make its second increase this year to $10 per hour beginning July 1. The Illinois Department of Labor urges minimum wage earners to make sure their checks reflect... Read More.

Local Impact of Minimum Wage Hike

Minimum Wage Local Impact In a story from our media partner, Channel 44 News, a local business was in the spotlight concerning the minimum wage hike. Several state and cities have already tackled the issue of raising minimum wage and now Illinois is next in line. Illinois... Read More.

Local Chamber Opposes Wage Hikes

Local Chamber Opposes Wage Hikes   In a statement that mirrored the Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s stand on the minimum wage hike approved by Illinois legislatures last week, the local Chamber of Commerce is also opposed to the wage hike. Lauren Higginson, executive director of the Carmi... Read More.