It would probably shock you to know just how many actually have work for only minimum wage.

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At the beginning of 2020, the minimum wage in the state of Illinois went from $8.25 to $9.25 an hour. Now the minimum wage is going up again.

As of today, July 1, 2020, those making minimum wage will see a 75 cents increase to their hourly wage as it goes up to $10 an hour.

This comes as part of the SB1 that Governor J.B.Pritzker had signed into action on Feb. 19, 2019. This is part of a multi-year plan that will increase the minimum wage all the way up to $15 an hour.

Those who work for tips can still be paid 60% of the minimum wage.

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