Barickman: Raise in Minimum Wage Concerning

By Neil Doyle

By Neil Doyle

Illinois State Senator Jason Barickman is concerned about legislation that would increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The bill passed Thursday in the Senate and Barickman said the wage increase will impact many businesses and organizations.

“Not just the for-profit entities, this will hit units of local government, our university community, non-profits and social service providers who are struggling locally and all around the state,” said Barickman.

The increase would be phased in over the next six years until it hits $15 an hour in 2025.

The bill now moves to the House for a vote.

Neil Doyle can be reached at neil.doyle@cumulus.com