The state's business organizations are making sure lawmakers know they are opposed to a hike in minimum wage (Lawmakers probably probably knew where the groups stand on this one).
A Senate committee approved a measure that would increase the minimum wage to $11 per hour by the end of the decade.
The state's retailers says a minimum wage hike will keep people out of jobs and keep Illinois at a disadvantage.
This measure is more early legislative session political fodder than a real policy effort. It came on the same day the Governor's State of the State message