Cook County referendums: 'Yes' to everything
Cook County said "yes" to all general referendum results on its Nov. 6 ballot.
The county voted in favor of the County Minimum Wage Proposition, which asked: "Shall the minimum wage in your municipality match the $13 per hour Cook County minimum wage law for adults over the age of 18 by July 1, 2020, and be indexed to the consumer price index after that?"
With 100 percent of the votes counted, 664,076 voted in favor and 164,745 were opposed.
Voters also approved the County Cook Earned Sick Time referedum: "Shall your municipality match the Cook County earned sick time law which allows for workers to earn up to 40 hours (5 days) of sick time a year to take care of their own health or a family member's health?"
With 100 percent of the votes counted, 723,190 were in favor and 80,122 were opposed.
Lastly, Cook County voted in favor of the general referendum concerning firearms, "Should the State of Illinois strengthen penalties for the illegal trafficking of firearms and require all gun dealers to be certified by the State?".
With 100 percent of the votes counted, 767,558 were in favor and 80,122 were opposed.