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Wages climb for workers in Chicago, portions of Cook

July 13, 2018
Remember that the minimum wage for workers in Chicago and parts of Cook County increased July 1, to $12 an hour in Chicago and to $11 an hour in Cook — depending on where they work. Stay up-to-date with the necessary workplace posters to display. They’re at
About two-thirds of Cook’s 134 suburban municipalities opted out of the county’s ordinance to raise the minimum wage and grant employees up to five sick days a year. For workers in such areas, Illinois’s $8.25 hourly minimum wage rate applies. The state rate was last raised July 1, 2010.