The power of city councils
Chicago's city council recently passed a controversial ordinance requiring big-box retailers to pay its employees a living wage, showing that local government will take action when big government doesn't.
- Nik Theodore: Director of the Center for Urban Economic Development and an assistant professor in the Urban Planning and Policy Program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- Joe Moore: Alderman of the 49th Ward of the city of Chicago and chief sponser of Chicago's new living wage ordinance for big-box retailers.
- Lee Helgen: Member of the St. Paul City Council.