State Rep. Will Guzzardi (D-Chicago) defends SB 1, the minimum wage hike bill, during House floor debate Tuesday. The bill passed with 69 yes votes and now moves to Gov. JB Pritzker’s desk. [Lee Milner]

A bill that raises Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 will be sent to Gov. JB Pritzker’s desk after it passed mostly along party line votes Thursday after two hours of debate.

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