Karen Conn, President and CEO of the company that owns popular Springfield restaurant Obed and Isaac’s, stands with other downstate business owners in Springfield Monday, telling reporters the minimum wage hike to $15 an hour bill will negatively affect their businesses. [Hannah Meisel/The Daily Line]

After a bill to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 passed the Illinois Senate last week on a party-line vote, Gov. JB Pritzker — who has been pushing Democratic leaders to get the measure passed before his Budget Address next week — boasted that SB 1 is endorsed by a key business group in Illinois.

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