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Fate of Illinois Minimum Wage in Hands of Voters...Kind Of

Following other cities and states, Illinois will be including a question on this November’s ballot on whether the current minimum wage, $8.25 per hour, should be raised to $10.

Illinois Minimum Wage Rates Increase on July 1, 2010

The Illinois minimum wage rates increased on July 1, 2010. The minimum wage rate for adult employees increased to $8.25 per hour, although employers may pay new employees $7.75 per hour during their first 90 days of employment. The minimum wage rate for employees under 18 years of age increased to $7.75 per hour.