The Chicago City Council plans special meetings about a proposal to raise the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour.
A work force committee will meet Monday and a special council meeting is Tuesday.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's spokeswoman Kelley Quinn says the mayor wants to act to prevent a possible Illinois General Assembly attempt to pre-empt proposals like Chicago's.
Chicago officials are worried business groups will push for Springfield legislation that includes a prohibition on municipalities raising their minimum wage higher than the state's.
Legislators are scheduled to return to Springfield on Tuesday.
They're expected to take up a measure to raise Illinois' $8.25-per-hour minimum wage.
The proposal currently being considered would increase the wage to $10 by July 1 and $11 per hour by 2017.Read the Full Article