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Latest on Cook County municipalities "opting out"


SCHAUMBURG - In the May 2017 TMA News Bulletin, TMA's Government Relations Committee reported 32 Cook County municipalities had chosen to use their home rule authority and reject two new employee-related ordinances the Cook County Board will put into effect July 1, 2017.
 
Since May's report, the number of cities and towns “opting out” has nearly doubled. As of this printing, the number stands at 63 of Cook County's 134 municipalities.
One ordinance going into effect July 1st requires Cook County businesses to provide five paid days off for sick leave after 120 days being employed full- or part-time. The second raises the county's minimum wage to $13 per hour by the year 2020.
 
“TMA is working with members to affect local council members' votes and encourage them to reject Cook County's efforts to make it even harder to keep manufacturers around,” GRC Director Dennis LaComb said. “We have until June 30th to make a difference.”
 
Below is an updated list of 63 municipalities that chose to “opt out”:
  1. Alsip
  2. Arlington Heights
  3. Barrington
  4. Bartlett
  5. Bedford Park
  6. Bellwood
  7. Berkeley
  8. Bridgeview
  9. Buffalo Grove
  10. Burbank
  11. Burr Ridge
  12. Chicago Ridge
  13. Crestwood
  14. East Hazel Crest
  15. Elgin
  16. Elk Grove Village
  17. Elmwood Park
  18. Evergreen Park
  19. Glenview
  20. Hanover Park
  21. Harwood Heights
  22. Hickory Hills
  23. Hillside
  24. Hodgkins
  25. Hoffman Estates
  26. Homewood
  27. Indian Head Park
  28. Justice
  29. Lincolnwood
  30. Lynwood
  31. Maywood
  32. Melrose Park
  33. Morton Grove
  34. Mount Prospect
  35. Niles
  36. Norridge
  37. North Riverside
  38. Northbrook
  39. Northlake
  40. Oak Forest
  41. Oak Lawn
  42. Orland Hills
  43. Orland Park
  44. Palatine
  45. Palos Heights
  46. Palos Park
  47. Park Ridge
  48. River Forest
  49. River Grove
  50. Riverside
  51. Rolling Meadows
  52. Rosemont
  53. Schaumburg
  54. Schiller Park
  55. South Barrington
  56. South Holland
  57. Streamwood
  58. Summit
  59. Thornton
  60. Tinley Park
  61. Western Springs
  62. Wheeling
  63. Worth

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