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Southland leaders seek exemptions from new prevailing wage requirements

Mi-Jack parent company, Lanco Group of Companies World Headquarters, is located in Homewood,  just a short drive from Mi-Jack Products’ main office in Hazel Crest.

One of the Southland’s top manufacturing success stories is leading an effort to exempt the south suburbs from new Cook County prevailing wage requirements that municipal leaders say would cripple private investment.

Hazel Crest-based Lanco Group of Companies wants local city councils and village boards to adopt resolutions asking the Cook County Board to exempt five of the county’s 30 townships from the new requirements.

“We’re going to ask for an exemption for five townships: Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Rich and Thornton,” former Country Club Hills Mayor Dwight Welch told the Markham City Council last week…Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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