A Chicago City Council committee is meeting Monday to consider a plan to raise the city's minimum wage.
Mayor Emanuel first wanted to hike the minimum from $8.25 an hour to $9.50 an hour next summer, and boost it to $13 an hour by 2018.
Now he supports raising the initial hike to $10 an hour, and giving employers an extra year to reach the $13 level.
Aldermen hope to get something in the books before the Illinois General Assembly takes up the issue during this month's veto session.
There are concerns Chicago's ordinance would be pre-empted by a state law that only raises the minimum wage to 11 dollars an hour through 2017.
The full city council is expected to vote on the Chicago proposal Tuesday.