CHICAGO (CBS) — More than 400,000 Chicagoans are getting a raise starting Sunday.
The city’s minimum wage will increase to $12.00 an hour.READ MORE: Child Tax Credit: When Will Parents Get Their First Monthly Check?
Mayor Rahm Emanuel presented the ordinance to the city council in 2014 and it was approved.READ MORE: Woman Shot, Critically Wounded In Humboldt Park Domestic Incident
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Last August, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would have raise the statewide minimum to $15.00 an hour instead of keeping it at $8.25.