Thanks to Senator Durbin

I would like to thank my senator, Richard Durbin, for all the work he’s done for us both in Washington and here in Illinois. I especially would like to thank him for supporting an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.

It is hard living off of a wage of $8.25. As an attorney representing working-class families, I see the struggles hard-working people endure to support themselves and their children. We must think of more than just business owners when we look at wage fairness. The working poor are parents, friends and neighbors.

Raising the minimum wage would make a huge difference for thousands of families across Illinois. This is common-sense legislation that would make sure every Illinoisan, Rockford to Peoria, would earn a fair wage for good work.

I stand with Senator Durbin in support of raising the minimum wage.

Ryan Gailey

From the Oct. 15-21, 2014, issue

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