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Chicago Minimum Wage

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The increase is part of a 2014 ordinance that will raise minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2019.

Lincoln Square »

Baker Miller went public with its wage hike to prove it can be done, says co-owner Dave Miller.

Beverly »

After being elected to his second term, Ald. Matt O'Shea said economic development is a top priority.

Beverly »

Ald. Matt O'Shea (19th) and Anne Schaible are familiar foes in the race for 19th Ward alderman.

Lincoln Park »

Mason Green, the owner of  Bourgeois Pig Cafe , said the hike will force him to raise prices.

Downtown »

How will the minimum wage hike affect you or your business? Here are some answers.

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Despite opposition from some business groups and aldermen, the hike was approved Tuesday.

Downtown »

The City Council votes at a "special meeting" Tuesday to raise it to $13 an hour over five years.

Downtown »

Business interests argued against an increase in the minimum wage, while workers supported it.

Chatham »

"We can’t wait any longer," said one McDonald's worker.

Downtown »

Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office estimated it would benefit about 1,000 workers, but impact many more.

Douglas »

Burns co-chaired the committee that recommended raising the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2018.

Downtown »

But critics said it doesn't go far enough and "leaves out huge swaths of the workforce."

Downtown »

Aldermen, union members and community activists rejected the $13 recommendation by a mayoral task force.

Pilsen »

They'll wait for the General Assembly to raise it statewide, but are "poised to move" in Chicago.