SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois House Insurance and Prescription Drug Affordability and Accessibility joint committee listened to testimony Friday on the rising cost of prescription drugs for some of the state's most vulnerable citizens.
While remaining hopeful and appreciative of his call for bipartisanship, Illinois Republican senators called Gov. J.B. Pritzker's budget announcement more of the same after he addressed Senate and House members on Wednesday.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the bill to change the statewide minimum wage to $15 an hour on Tuesday at a press conference. It will increase to $9.25 beginning Jan. 1 and gradually increase over each of the next five years.