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New Illinois minimum wage coming Jan. 1

December 23, 2020
Illinois workers will ring in the New Year with another increase in the minimum wage to $11 an hour, up from $10 an hour.
Beginning on each New Year’s Day through 2025, the minimum wage will increase by $1, settling at $15 an hour on Jan. 1, 2025.
For employees who work fewer than 650 hours in a year or who are under 18 years old, the minimum wage beginning Jan. 1 is $8.50 an hour. That minimum wage will gradually increase to $13 an hour by 2025. Businesses in Cook County and Chicago and select home rule communities are subject to higher minimum wage rates. The Cook rate is $13 an hour; Chicago businesses must pay workers at least $14 an hour.
All Illinois businesses are required to post the "Your Rights Under Illinois Employment Laws" in a conspicuous location on the premises of the employer where notices to employees are customarily posted. The color poster, which also covers other Illinois labor laws, has been produced in English and in Spanish.
Indiana follows the federal minimum wage guideline, currently set at $7.25 an hour. The rate last changed in 2015.