Naperville businesses will be making tough decisions in the coming months as owners weigh the impact of Illinois’ gradual minimum wage increase to $15 over the next five years, according to a chamber representative.

Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed legislation Tuesday to raise the minimum wage from $8.25 per hour to $9.25 on Jan. 1, 2020. It goes to $10 per hour on July 1, 2020, and then increases $1 per hour each year on Jan. 1 until it hits $15 per hour in 2025.

SOURCE (Suzanne Baker with Naperville Sun) >> CONTINUE READING