SPRINGFIELD – State Senator Toi Hutchinson (D-Chicago Heights) released a statement Thursday after voting to increase Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. “Every senator in this body represents constituents in our districts who wake up every morning when it is still dark outside and go to work," she said. "They work all day and string together hourly jobs just to make ends meet. Then they get up and do it all over again. They don’t have a lobbyist to fight for their behalf – they only have us. “Today is our day to lift up . . .
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