The Chicago City Council voted 44-5 Tuesday to increase the minimum wage.
Chicago’s minimum wage workers will see their first increase next July, when the rate increase to $10 an hour from the current statewide hourly rate of $8.25.
It then will increase by 50 cents in July 2016 and another 50 cents in July 2017. The minimum wage would go up $1 in July 2018 and $1 in July 2019 to reach $13 an hour.
About 400,000 people in Illinois make minimum wage.
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