Mag Mile march calls for minimum wage increase

August 25, 2011 8:39:49 AM PDT
A group of workers is marching down Chicago's Magnificent Mile Thursday to call for an increase in Illinois' minimum wage.

The event is sponsored by Raise Illinois which calls itself a coalition of community, business, religious and labor organizations working for an increase in the minimum wage.

The group wants lawmakers to increase the minimum wage from the current $8.25 an hour gradually over four years to more than $10 dollars an hour.