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ILLINOIS Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D) signs SB 1, legislation that will raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 by 2025. The Prairie State joins CALIFORNIA, NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY and MASSACHUSETTS in adopting proposals to gradually raise the statewide minimum wage to $15 (CHICAGO TRIBUNE).
NEW JERSEY Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signs AB 3975, which allows Garden State workers to take 12 weeks of paid time off after childbirth or to care for a sick family member, doubling the current limit of six weeks. The new law takes effect in July 2020 (NORTHJERSEY.COM).