minimum wage hike Minimum Wage Increase Proposal Still Alive By Cass Herrington • Apr 19, 2017 Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio Listen Listening... / 0:53 A proposal to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years is making its way through the state legislature. Illinois Budget Compromise On Hold By Brian Mackey • Jan 9, 2017 Paul Coussens Details of a massive, bipartisan compromise meant to end Illinois' budget stalemate emerged today in the Illinois Senate. But the plan has been put on hold. What's been accomplished in veto session? By Amanda Vinicky • Dec 4, 2014 Legislators scurried to pass a smattering of bills Wednesday, as the veto session neared its end. Although the Senate is set to meet Thursday morning, its calendar is fairly empty. Senate approves minimum wage hike; House adjourns By Amanda Vinicky • Dec 4, 2014 The prospect of a minimum wage hike has the Illinois House and Senate in a standoff, and is putting Governor Pat Quinn back in the spotlight during his waning time in office. What has and hasn't been done during this week's veto session By Amanda Vinicky • Nov 20, 2014 Illinois legislators wrap up the first week of their annual fall veto session Thursday.