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Chicago Mandates Living Wage

The Chicago City Council passed an ordinance last week declaring that "big box" stores like Target and Best Buy had to pay a living wage of $10 per hour. What do you think?
  • "Where does it end, Chicago? Huh?! A decent education? A protected citizenry? Health care? Where does it end, you mad city?!"

    Dan Klessig Systems Analyst
  • "I'm all for people making a living wage, but if I end up having to pay more than $1.99 for a gallon of mayonnaise, I'm going to be pissed."

    Rebecca Sanders Physical Therapist
  • "I’m just relieved that, as a small-business owner, I am still within the law to treat my workers like shit."

    Terry Hegel Hardware Store Owner

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