Minimum wage increase bill passes Illinois Senate

By WEEK Producer

May 28, 2014 Updated May 28, 2014 at 10:49 PM CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- The Illinois Senate passed a bill today that would place a minimum wage increase referendum on November’s ballot.

House Bill 3814 would ask voters in November whether or not to raise the Illinois minimum wage to $10 an hour by January 1, 2015.

The bill now heads to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. He indicated he will sign it.

“This November, Illinois voters will have the opportunity to send a clear signal to lawmakers that we must have an economy that works for everyone,” said Quinn. "I look forward to signing it and letting the people’s voice be heard on this important issue.”

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