Voters will have the chance to decide if the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10. According to Chicago Sun-Times’ Early & Often:
Flanked by activists and elected officials, Gov. Pat Quinn led a chant of “raise that wage” on Sunday before signing an advisory measure that will ask voters this fall if they think the state’s minimum wage should be increased to $10.
“There is no more important economic or social justice issue that we have right now in Illinois — and right now in America — than to raise the minimum wage,” Quinn said of the non-binding advisory referendum, which will be included on the November ballot. “There is a principle as old as the Bible: If you work 40 hours a week, if you’re doing your job, you shouldn’t have to live in poverty.”