A local grocer is anticipating to see long term impacts from Democratic Governor JB Pritzker's starting wage hike to $15.
Dave Jackson, owner of Clinton Save-A-Lot, is expecting to see some inflation in a few years though anticipates it having minimal impact on his store.
Jackson contends high school employment and fixed income consumers will be impacted the most. He adds consumers can expect to see automation from retailers and grocers as a result of the inflation they will experience.
Jackson believes retailers will start planning now to address the hike.