Coming to Chicago in 2021: The Good, the Bad and the Meh
Written by Adela Skowronski on January 5, 2021
Tak jak zawsze, nowy rok przyniósł w mieście Chicago nowe zmiany.
Here’s a quick list of new rules we can expect from the city (and Illinois in general) this year.
- COVID Business Relief
- Extensions on permits
- Minimum Wage increase to $15 / hour for large businesses, $14.50 for workers at businesses less than 20 people
- $9/ hour for tip -based workers (such as servers, chauffeur etc.)
- Illinois capping cost of insulin copayments at $100 for 30-days worth
- Regardless of type or quantity
- Victims of sexual assault, stalking or domestic violence will be allowed to apply for the address confidentiality program
- Prevents abusers or the public to find out a victims’ address
- Speed cameras to catch you as soon as you go 6 mph over the speed limit
- $35 for 6-10 mph
- $100 for over 11 mph
- Increased Parking Meter Rates
- Adding 96 new meters
- All $2 / hour meters will now cost $2.25
- No change to $4.50 or $7/hour rates
- 3 cent per gallon fuel tax
- Registering with the city if you’re leasing your space on AirBnB
Sources: ABC7 Chicago, BlockClub Chicago, DailyHerald, Illinois Senate Democrat Website
Przypominam też o listy miejscach w Chicago gdzie można zrobić donacje 🙂 Let’s keep that holiday cheer going by helping out our neighbors!