Voters asked to weigh in on raising minimum wage

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ILLINOIS (WTHI) – The fight to increase minimum wage continues in Illinois. Governor Pat Quinn is now asking state voters to weigh in on the issue.

Quinn signed House Bill 3814 today. The bill places an advisory question on the November ballot, asking if minimum wage for those over 18 should be raised to $10 by January 1, 2015.

Minimum wage in Illinois is currently $8.25.

Quinn says placing this question on the ballot will give voters a chance to send a clear signal to lawmakers. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you confirm your email address and acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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