2 results for tag: Quincy

City leaders urge lawmakers to freeze minimum wage hike amid coronavirus

By Kara Biernat March 27, 2020 A call from Quincy city leaders to push back the minimum wage increases in Illinois, set to go into effect in July. They said this is just another way to help businesses through what they're calling a health and economic crisis. At TCBY, employees said due to the coronavirus, it's been a challenge and that's the case for many businesses in Quincy. Read More

Proposal would tier Illinois minimum wage based on location

By Charity Bel March 9, 2020 There's a new push in Springfield to once again change minimum wage in Illinois. The new proposal would tier minimum wages, depending on where you live. The minimum wage increased to $9.25 an hour on January first. It's scheduled to increase again July first to $10 dollars an hour. At Water Works in Quincy, a number of employees are minimum wage workers. They got bumped up to $9.25 an hour on January first, per Illinois law, with pay is set to increase again July first to $10 an hour. They will get a raise every year until they reach $15 hour in 2025. "If they were to change the law and get it ...