Flanked by several members of the City Council, Ald. Susan Sadlowski Garza (10) urges the crowd to call the mayor and their aldermen and urge them to support the plan to hike the minimum wage to $15 by 2021. [Heather Cherone/The Daily Line]

The campaign to hike the city’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2021 — four years before the rest of the state — got underway in earnest Friday, even as supporters said they feared the city’s looming massive budget deficit would torpedo the effort.

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