Chicago minimum wage to increase to $12 in July

- Minimum wage workers in Chicago will make $12 per hour starting July 1.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel is expected to announce the minimum wage hike Tuesday afternoon at a press conference in the Little Village neighborhood.

The pay hike is part of a mayoral effort to increase the city's minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019. Roughly 367,000 employees across Chicago will get a raise due to the increase, according to a mayoral statement.

The city's current minimum wage is $11 per hour.

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