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For our health, listen to the voters and raise minimum wage in all Cook County

Nov 19, 2018 - Chicago Sun-Times

Two years ago, the Cook County Board voted to raise the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2020 and to require businesses to provide employees at least five days a year of paid sick time.

A handful of suburbs embraced these policies, but many more chose to opt out, to the dismay of many of their residents.

On November 6, the voters finally got a chance to have a say in this. Two advisory referendums on the ballot in Cook County asked whether municipalities should comply with the $13 m...