An ordinance establishing minimum wage in Cook County is expected to face a committee hearing next week, sponsor Larry Suffredin (D-13) told The Daily Line. The ordinance, co-sponsored by Finance Chairman John Daley (D-11), already has eight of nine commissioner votes needed. It closely mirrors Chicago’s minimum wage ordinance and would bring minimum wages up to $13 per hour county-wide by July of 2019. It appears to be on the fast track: the item was introduced October 5.

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