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Chicago mayor to sign minimum wage executive order

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Associated Press

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel plans to sign an executive order that requires city contractors and subcontractors to pay employees a $13-an-hour minimum wage.

Emanuel's office says he'll sign the order Wednesday morning. Officials say it will apply to city contractors advertised after Oct. 1 and will affect about 1,000 contracted employees.

Employees would include landscapers, maintenance workers, security officers and custodial workers.

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