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Roderick T. Sawyer

Minimum wage: The fight over the Fight for $15

Minimum wage: The fight over the Fight for $15

Chicago aldermen have proposed gradually raising the city's minimum wage to $15 an hour and then later increasing it according to the cost of living. In November, Illinois voters may be asked in an advisory referendum whether they supper raising the state minimum wage to $10. Here are three takes on the issue:  • John Carpenter: Hourly pay hike would put more of a strain on mom-and-pop businesses in Chicago • Katelyn Johnson: Minimum wage of $15 would restore American Dream • Ald. Roderick Sawyer: A higher minimum wage will help Chicago's neighborhoods