Understanding Illinois: Minimum Wage Comment Stirs Political Pot

NowlanBy Jim Nowlan
Outside Columnist

Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bruce Rauner stuck his foot in his mouth with an impolitic remark recently in the Quad-Cities that the Illinois minimum wage of $8.25 an hour should be cut back by a buck-an-hour.

Rauner’s three GOP primary opponents and Gov. Pat Quinn immediately piled on, calling him everything from “out of touch” to “cruel, heartless and wrong.”     Login or Subscribe to read the rest of this story.

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