If Chicago City Council members need a precedent to vote for Ald. Ed Burke's (14th Ward) living wage ordinance, they should look to the Steel City. (For those unfamiliar with his proposal, Burke's measure would force companies that both accept public subsidies and employ more than 50 people to pay their workers at least $11.03 per hour.) Last week, the Pittsburgh City Council passed a law that requires developers receiving government subsidies or tax breaks to pay "prevailing wages" to all new service sector workers employed at their facilities. It received a unanimous vote and praise from elected officials across Pennsylvania. "Working families in Pennsylvania and around the country need their elected leaders to be innovative and bold about creating and maintaining good jobs in their communities," remarked Allegheny County Executive and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato. The same could certainly be said about Illinois.