Gov. Quinn to live for a week on minimum wage

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(KPLR) – Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has begun his week-long minimum wage challenge.

Quinn will attempt to live this week on $79, that’s the estimated amount someone working full-time on minimum wage in Illinois earns per week after deducting housing costs, transportation, and taxes.

Quinn has challenged others to do the same.

Quinn has made increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour as part of his campaign for re-election.

He also placed a non-binding minimum wage referendum on the November ballot.