The minimum wage in Illinois is $13 an hour. Because this is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, employees in Illinois must be paid at least $13 an hour.
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) sets the “floor” minimum wage for eligible workers in the U.S. This means most workers can't be paid less than the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 an hour. But, many states and some local governments set their own minimum wage. Workers are entitled to be paid the highest minimum wage that applies where they work, whether it is set by federal, state, or local law.
You can find out whether your local government has a minimum wage law, as well as information on how to enforce your minimum wage rights, at our Carol Stream, IL Minimum Wage and Wage Claims page.