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Rahm Emanuel’s evolving position on the minimum wage

When you head to the polls in February, Mayor Emanuel is hoping you’ll think of him as a man of the people. You know, rather than the guy who closed all those public schools and mental health clinics while managing to scrape together the money to build a sports arena and a Marriott hotel. And certainly not as the guy who was silent on increasing the minimum wage in Chicago until plans started developing at the state level, and publicly undercut Governor Quinn by 75 cents when the governor was fighting to get reelected.

Nah. Just remember he’s the one who increased the minimum wage.

In case you want to know what actually happened, we put together a timeline that details Rahm’s conveniently timed evolution on the issue.