Illinois’ Minimum Wage

“I believe in this.  The minimum wage is set up to fight poverty. There are families in Illinois who are working 40 hours a week and still living in poverty.  That to me defies the Biblical principle that if you work hard, you should not live in poverty.” – Gov. Pat Quinn on raising Illinois’ minimum wage rate from $8.25 to $10 an hour, which would be the highest in the nation.

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