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Homewood opts out of county minimum wage ordinance

The Homewood village board voted to buck the Cook County minimum wage hike at its May 23 meeting.

In October, the Cook County Board approved a gradual minimum wage increase to $13 per hour by 2020. Further increases up to 2.5 percent based on the consumer price index would come after 2020. The county ordinance also requires at least one hour of paid sick time for every 40 hours worked.

The initial bump to $10 an hour, as well as the sick time requirements, begins July 1. The county allowed communities to opt out . . .

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