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The Illinois minimum wage doesn’t amount to a living wage

Caitlin WilsonReboot Illinois

Sep 18, 2015

The Illinois minimum wage is $8.25 an hour. But what does that mean in practical terms for people paying for housing costs, gas, food, electricity, clothes, medical bills and all of the other normal expenses of life for themselves and their families?

The Atlantic looked at the cost of living for families and individuals across the country–how much it costs a normal person to go about the functions of their daily life where they live–and compared it to the minimum wages in those same areas.

The interactive map below…

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