SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Laura Fine (D – Glenview) voted Thursday to increase the pay of minimum wage workers across Illinois.

“Wages have been stagnant for nearly a decade, but the cost of living certainly has not, and minimum wage workers have struggled to keep up,” Fine said. “This has been going on for far too long, and I’m proud to have helped the Senate pass this important legislation that will help so many people throughout the state.”

The current minimum wage is $8.25 per hour. The proposed wage increase would be phased in gradually over the next several years:

  • $9.25 per hour on Jan. 1, 2020
  • $10 per hour on July 1, 2020
  • $11 per hour on Jan. 1, 2021
  • $12 per hour on Jan. 1, 2022
  • $13 per hour on Jan. 1, 2023
  • $14 per hour on Jan. 1, 2024
  • $15 per hour starting Jan. 1, 2025

The legislation, Senate Bill 1, will now head to the House of Representatives for consideration.

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GLENVIEW – State Senator Laura Fine (D – Glenview) applauded the signing of a bill meant to stem the tide of illegal firearms trafficking in Illinois, calling the new law an important step toward sensible gun reform.

“This law provides a responsible solution to the gun safety issues that plague the state and the country,” Fine said. “Governor Pritzker’s action today to approve this Senate initiative is a welcome change.”

The Gun Dealer Licensing Act requires federally certified gun sellers to also receive certification from the Illinois State Police. Gun dealers must also train employees on how to conduct background checks and properly store and secure firearms to prevent theft.

The goal of the law is to help curb a major source of illegally trafficked guns.

“I was proud to vote for this measure as a member of the Illinois House, and I want to thank the Governor for taking the necessary action to protect the people of Illinois,” Fine said. “We have known the scope of this problem for years, and Illinoisans have clearly called for sensible gun reform. I’m excited that it has finally been delivered.”

The legislation was Senate Bill 337. The new law is effective immediately

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GLENVIEW – State Senator Laura Fine (D – Glenview) was inaugurated into the Illinois State Senate earlier today.

“I’m looking forward to getting started in the Senate,” Fine said. “I know from my experience in the House that there’s a lot of tough work involved in being an effective legislator, but I know that I’m capable of doing the job. I am honored to represent the concerns and interests of the residents of the 9th District.”

Fine was inaugurated with her family by her side along with several other new members of the Senate.

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GLENVIEW – State Senator Laura Fine (D – Glenview) was sworn into office on Sunday to represent Illinois’ 9th Senate District.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to represent the people of the 9th District,” said Fine, who represents several of Chicago’s north suburbs including Glenview, Evanston, Winnetka and Skokie. “A new year with a new incoming administration means plenty of fresh opportunities to enact the change Illinoisans deserve, and I’m excited to get to work.”

Her priorities for the new session include safeguarding the environment, finding solutions to reduce gun violence, and protecting citizens’ healthcare rights. Fine was Chair of the House Committee on Health and Life insurance as a member of House of Representatives in the 100th General Assembly, where she represented the 17th House District.

Fine, who was elected to the 9th District seat in November, will finish the remaining few days of outgoing Senator Daniel Biss’ term before beginning her own term for the 101st General Assembly on Wednesday, Jan. 9.

Senator Fine’s website, which includes more contact information, is www.senatorfine.com

Senator Fine’s local office information:

1812 Waukegan Rd, Suite A
Glenview, IL
60025
(847) 998-1717

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Springfield Office:
M115 Capitol Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-2119

District Office:
1812 Waukegan Road
Suite A
Glenview, IL 60025
(847) 998-1717

laura@senatorfine.com