CHICAGO - A new executive order in Illinois is making sure people with disabilities get at least the minimum wage.
Gov. JB Pritzker signed an order eliminating the subminimum wage.
The rule will keep state agencies from working with any vendors who pay people with disabilities less than the minimum wage.
"Illinois is leading by example by ensuring people with disabilities are not paid a subminimum wage," Pritzker said. "With this executive order my administration is affirming that people with disabilities are valued members of our workforce who deserve the dignity of equal pay."
Illinois Lt. Gov. Juliana Stratton says workers with disabilities sometimes earn about 87-cents for every dollar people without disabilities make.