Minimum wage rises to $11 in Chicago, $10 in Cook County

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Saturday, July 1, 2017

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The minimum wage increase in Cook County starts Saturday.

It's going up to $10 an hour and will increase by a dollar every year to get to $13 an hour by 2020.

There are at least 50 cities, towns and villages that have said no to the pay raise and sick leave requirements, so they're opting out of the deal passed by Cook County officials.

In Chicago, the minimum wage went up to $11 an hour, rising to $13 by 2019.