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Effective July 1, 2020 – Illinois Minimum Wage to Increase

On February 19, 2019, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. Under the new legislation, the first increase went into effect on January 1, 2020, which raised the minimum wage from $8.25 per hour to $9.25 per hour. Effective July 1, 2020, an additional $0.75 increase will be effective bringing the new minimum wage to $10.00 per hour and will then increase by $1 per hour each January 1st until it reaches $15 per hour by 2025. Tipped workers can still be paid 60% of the regular minimum wage.

The minimum wage in Chicago is currently $13 per hour and goes up every July 1st. It is also dependent on the number of employees at a business. Please refer to City of Chicago Minimum Wage for further details.

In addition, parts of Cook County have a higher minimum wage than the rest of the state of Illinois. Please refer to the Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance and Regulations for more information.