- Associated Press - Thursday, October 27, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Leaders from a handful of Chicago suburbs say they’re looking at ways of opting out of a new Cook County law increasing the minimum wage to $13.

Representatives from Elk Grove Village, Barrington and Prospect Heights tell the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald (https://bit.ly/2ePfKDi ) they’re looking at enacting laws to supersede Wednesday’s Cook County Board vote.

Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig Johnson said the village board intends to consider the measure. Barrington Village Attorney Jim Bateman says village officials have directed him to prepare an ordinance stating the municipality will honor state and federal minimum wage laws.

Prospect Heights Mayor Nick Helmer says the county’s new minimum wage law “doesn’t seem right.”

Mount Prospect Mayor Arlene Juracek says she thinks the law is well-intended but “could very well have unintended consequences.”

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Information from: Daily Herald, https://www.dailyherald.com

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