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Photos by Rhonda Holcomb/22nd Century Media A rally, led by the Wilmette Justice Team, is held in front of Wilmette Village Hall Tuesday, May 15, prior to a special meeting of the Wilmette Village Board discussing Cook County minimum wage and paid sick leave ordinances.
John Jacoby, chairman of the Minimum Wage & Paid Sick Leave Working Group, discusses the group’s findings with the Wilmette Village Board.
Meeting attendees weigh in on the debate by raising their hands to support a side.
Joe Lunkes, a Wilmette resident, expresses that he’s not in support of Wilmette following the ordinances.
Signs are shown at the rally.
Jason Addy, Freelance Reporter
10:55 am CDT May 16, 2018
Almost exactly a year after the Village of Wilmette opted out of Cook County ordinances to raise the minimum wage and institute paid sick leave, the Village Board will take another vote on the issue that has driven a wedge between many residents and business owners.