Good news for employees in Illinois! Gov. J.B. Pritzker has signed a bill that will begin to allow minimum wage to reach $15 by 2025. Beginning next year, the hourly wage will increase $1 per hour, so that is already a bright side and something to look forward to.
Although Illinois is one of the first states to approve a minimum wage of $15 per hour, but the process of raising the rate to $15 an hour will take longer than other states. California will be at that rate by 2022, Massachusetts in 2023 and New Jersey in 2024.
I guess it's better late than never.