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Illinois Lawmakers Begin Last Week of Veto Session

Lawmakers expected to make a push to advance a proposal increasing the state's minimum wage

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    Illinois lawmakers are reconvening for the final scheduled week of their fall veto session. They are expected to make a push to advance a proposal increasing the state's minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017.

    Republican governor-elect Bruce Rauner is scheduled to make an appearance Tuesday morning at the state Capitol.

    Gov. Pat Quinn's office said the outgoing governor has been meeting with lawmakers and gathering support for the proposal.

    The legislation is being considered as Chicago officials have called an "emergency" meeting Tuesday to consider raising the city's minimum wage. Aldermen are concerned lawmakers will pass legislation restricting cities' ability to set their own rate higher than state rates.

    Lawmakers could also make permanent changes to statewide election law approved for the Nov. 4 election.

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