On September 3, 2014, Chicago Mayor Emanuel signed an executive order requiring city contractors to pay a minimum wage of $13 per hour. City contractors and subcontractors will pay increased minimum wage on contracts advertised after October 1, 2014. The wage will increase with inflation in the future. (Executive Order No. 2014-1, September 3, 2014; Mayor’s Press Office News Release, September 3, 2014.)
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