Governor-elect J.B. Pritzker says he would like to move quickly to begin raising the minimum wage in Illinois with an eventual goal of raising it to $15 an hour.
Appearing live on WMAY, Pritzker said raising wages and the standard of living in Illinois is a priority. But he also said he would look for ways to minimize the impact of that wage increase on small businesses, without specifying what steps he might take to accomplish that.
Pritzker has not indicated how long it might take to gradually raise the wage to $15 an hour.
Listen to the full interview with JB Pritzker below.