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Update on the Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave Ordinance:
At the Village Board meeting on Tuesday, August 22nd, Village President Bielinski announced that the Board Finance Committee has been tasked with further study of the Cook County Minimum Wage and Earned Sick Leave Ordinances.
You can read President Bielinski's full memo to the Board on this matter on pages 292-295 of the Packet for the 8/22/17 meeting on the Village Website, https://www.wilmette.com/…/…/agendas/2017/Agenda-8-22-17.pdf
Automatic Voter Registration Expands the Reach of Voter Registration Exponentially
On Monday Illinois become the 10th state in the nation and the first state in the Midwest to enact automatic voter registration. Governor Rauner signed our signature Automatic Voter Registration legislation on Monday, August 28th. This historic milestone is a direct result of the determined leadership and advocacy of the League of Women Voters of Illinois along with our coalition partners at Just Democracy Illinois. In an August 31st editorial, the New York Times heralds the great news for Illinois in contrast to what is happening in Texas and other states fighting voter suppression. https://goo.gl/YVKBLL.
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