Gov. Quinn pushes to raise minimum wage to $10/hour
(KTVI) – Democratic candidate for governor Bill Daley and incumbent Pat Quinn attended services in predominantly black churches on Chicago’s south side Sunday.
Governor Quinn spent time at the Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church.
He talked about raising the state minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $10.00, saying to the congregation, “If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn’t have to live in poverty. The best way to fight crime, the best way to fight poverty is to have a decent wage and that’s why we are going to raise the minimum and make the will of the people the law of the land.”
In 2010, Illinois raised the minimum wage to $8.25.
Quinn has been trying to revive this issue since February. With the pay raise, Quinn estimates half a million people will make an extra $4,800 a yearand that in turn will fuel the local economy.