2017-07-16: The Illinois Green Party Coordinating Committee endorses the Illinois General Assembly Minimum Wage Increase Bill (SB81). This bill calls for raising the Illinois minimum wage to $9 per hour in 2018, effective Jan. 1, 2018, $10 in 2019, $11.25 in 2020, $13 in 2021, and $15 in 2022.

The bill has passed the Illinois House and Senate and is on the Governor’s desk.  The Illinois Green Party urges Governor Rauner to sign this bill because it’s about time Illinois workers started earning a more livable wage and it will be a tremendous boost to the state’s economy as we are already seeing in Seattle and other communities that have joined the fight for $15.