By Stephanie Rothman
Activists and community leaders joined McDonald’s workers in front of its $200 million future headquarters in West Town to protest low hourly wages that they say are not enough to live on. The protesters want a $15 minimum wage.
Under a Chicago City Council ordinance passed in 2015, the city’s minimum wage was raised to $10.50 per hour. Chicago’s hourly wages will rise gradually to $13.00 per hour by 2019.