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New prevailing wage rules take effect Saturday

One could blame plenty of people for high property taxes in Cook County’s south suburbs.

New prevailing wage requirements are set to take effect Saturday for private businesses that receive economic development incentives. One group deserves particular blame if blight and other problems worsen as a result of higher business costs.

Mayors and municipal leaders don’t deserve blame. For months they’ve been warning that the new requirements will cripple investment in commercial developments in the Southland…Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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