Senate Majority Leader Kim Lightford (D-Maywood), flanked by State Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) and Gov. JB Pritzker speak with reporters at the Capitol Thursday after the Senate passed her minimum wage bill.

After an intense final few days of negotiations on a bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour, the Illinois Senate on Thursday passed the bill along party lines with Democrats using their overwhelming supermajority to send a message to the House, which is expected to take it up next week.

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