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munoz021919SPRINGFIELD – A new law raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025 was approved on Tuesday. Assistant Majority Leader Tony Munoz (D-Chicago), chief co-sponsor of the measure, released the following statement after the governor signed the legislation:

“In order to move our state forward, there needs to be a commitment to the work force that keeps our businesses going,” Munoz said. “Our people are our most important asset, and we have a responsibility to take care of them first.”

The measure also increases the minimum wage for individuals under the age of 18 but at a slower pace, going from $8 on Jan. 1, 2020 to $13 on Jan. 1, 2022.

Under Illinois law, workers who receive tips, like servers and delivery drivers, receive 60 percent of minimum wage and receive the rest in tips or are supplemented by their employer. That dynamic will mean the tipped wage would increase to $9 per hour by 2025.

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