The Chicago City Council committee approved Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposal to raise the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019 in a meeting Monday. The approval came a day before the ordinance was brought before the full council in a meeting planned for Dec. 2.
Emanuel's proposal is similar to a bill sponsored by state Sen. Kimberly Lightford (D-Maywood), who represents parts of Oak Park and River Forest. The bill proposes a wage increase to $11 by 2017.
The Senate Executive Committee voted 10-3 on the bill Nov. 19, sending the ordinance to the full Senate.
Some Council Caucus members are pushing for a $15 minimum wage hike.
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