CHICAGO (CBS) — Ahead of Wednesday’s City Council meeting, activists were celebrating the looming rise in the minimum wage in Chicago.

Adeline Bracy, a leader with Action Now, said organizations like hers are celebrating that, on July 1, the minimum wage in Chicago will increase from $8.25 an hour to $10 an hour. That’s just the first step of a gradual increase to $13 an hour by July 2019.

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Action Now was among the community groups that urged a mayoral task force to raise the minimum wage in Chicago to $15 an hour, and while the city’s minimum wage ordinance falls short of that goal, Bracy said activists will continue their fight.

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“It’s not the $15 that we voted for, and we’re fighting for, but it’s a big step in the right direction,” she said.

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Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th) and John Arena (45th) were among council members who said they’ll push to accelerate the increases in the minimum wage, and reach the goal of $15 an hour.