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Start of July Brings Increase to Illinois Minimum Wage

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Illinois’ minimum wage increases to $10 per hour this week. State officials are reminding workers to make sure their paychecks reflect the change.

The increase is part of a multi-year plan to bring the minimum wage to $15 by 2025.

The first increase to $9.25 came on Jan. 1. Minimum wages in Cook County and the city of Chicago are higher.

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