Chicago’s minimum wage increases to $12

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.
Data pix.

CHICAGO -- Chicago’s minimum wage increased to $12 an hour on Sunday.

The bump was part of a plan to raise Chicago’s minimum wage incrementally to $13 per hour by 2019. City Council approved the plan in 2014, when minimum wage was set at $8.25 per hour.

The rate increased to $10 in 2015, $10.50 in 2016, and $11 in 2017. It will hit $12 this summer and increase to $13 on July 1, 2019.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Sunday's increase is a 45 percent increase since 2015.


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.