Illinois lawmakers meet for final week of fall veto session

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SPRINGFIELD - State lawmakers are gathering at the Illinois State Capitol to tackle tough issues before the final week of the fall veto session comes to a close.

Topics that lawmakers could discuss include making changes to election law that were approved for the 2014 election permanent, and increasing the state's minimum wage to $11 an hour by 2017.  Governor-elect Bruce Rauner is also expected to make an appearance Tuesday morning.

Raising the minimum wage is a topic that's also set to be discussed in Chicago Tuesday, as officials have called an "emergency" meeting to consider raising the minimum wage in the city.  However, Chicago aldermen have concerns that state lawmakers will pass legislation that would restrict the ability for cities to set their own minimum wage rates higher than state rates.
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