Cook County Ordinances


With leadership from Arise Chicago and partner organizations, Cook County passed paid sick days and minimum wage ordinances in October 2016. Tragically, some municipalities voted to take these rights away in 2017. Arise led the defense of both ordinances in 2017. Beginning in 2018, and continued in 2019, Arise is organizing resident committees in a new wave of "opt-in" suburban organizing.

The following municipalities are covered by the Cook County Earned Sick Leave and Minimum Wage ordinances*:


Paid Sick Days

Días Pagados de Enfermedad


Minimum Wage

Salario Mínimo

1 Barrington Hills 1 Barrington Hills
2 Berwyn 2 Berwyn
3 Cicero 3 Countryside
4 Countryside 4 Deerfield
5 Deerfield 5 Dolton
6 Dolton 6 Evanston
7 Evanston 7 Glencoe
8 Glencoe 8 Kenilworth
9 Glenview 9 McCook
10 Kenilworth 10 Northfield
11 Lincolnwood 11 Oak Brook
12 McCook 12 Oak Park
13 Northbrook 13 Phoenix
14 Oak Brook 14 Skokie
15 Oak Park 15 University Park
16 Phoenix 16 Western Springs
17 Skokie 17 Wilmette
18 University Park 18 Winnetka
19 Western Springs    
20 Wilmette    
21 Winnetka    


If your community is interested in launching an opt-in campaign to bring back worker protections, contact Arise Chicago.

*This list was compiled with information accessible to the best of our abilities as of February 2023 and should not be used as a legal reference. To confirm if a specific municipality is abiding by county law, please contact the local village hall.

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