The proposed new budget for the Gail Borden Public Library District in Elgin, Illinois, includes a general tightening of expenses across the board so salaries can be raised gradually by the time the state’s minimum wage reaches $15 in 2025. About 34% of the library’s workforce makes less than $15 per hour, Carole Medal, the library’s executive director, said at a board meeting on July 9. The minimum wage now is $8.25 per hour in Illinois. “We want to avoid salary spikes in the next few years,” she said.
Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald, July 11