An ordinance has been introduced in Oak Park to lift the hourly minimum wage to $12 for certain workers.
The proposal would apply to village workers and employees working for firms that have business contracts with Oak Park totaling more than $25,000 annually.
If approved, the measure would go into effect January 1, 2017.
Fight for $15 supporters, who have been urging Oak Park officials to hike the minimum wage to at least $15 an hour, call the proposed measure a "step in the right direction." They are calling for a village-wide minimum wage increase.
Oak Park Mayor Anan Abu-Taleb said the $12 minimum wage plan introduced Monday "is generous and addresses the concerns of the people."
"It's a very good start and something we can build on as we go forward. Coming back and addressing it a year later is a sensible thing to do," the mayor stated, according to OakPark.com.