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Quinn Renews Push for Higher Minimum Wage

Updated: Tuesday, September 3 2013, 04:36 PM CDT

Gov. Pat Quinn has renewed his push for a raise in the state's minimum wage. It was last raised in 2010 to $8.25. Quinn is seeking to bump that up to $10.

During a visit to a Chicago church Sunday, Quinn noted a full-time minimum wage worker in Illinois makes around $16,000 annually. That's well below the federal poverty threshold of $23,500 for a family of four.

Republicans and business leaders say raising the minimum wage kills jobs.

Story by NewsChannel20.

Quinn Renews Push for Higher Minimum Wage


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