State Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1

State Minimum Wage Increase Effective July 1

Pursuant to legislation passed in 2019, the next scheduled increase in the Illinois minimum wage will go into effect on July 1.  Statewide, the new rate for non-tipped employees will be $10/hour and $6/hour for tipped employees. Employers are required to give their workers written notice of the increase.

For some suburbs in Cook County, the minimum wage will increase to $13.00 per hour. Northbrook, however, is among the communities that opted out of the Cook County minimum wage ordinance so only the State rule applies to businesses within the Village.

Following the July 1 change, the minimum wage will then increase by $1 per hour each January 1 until it reaches $15 per hour in 2025.