Wilmette Opts In After Twice Opting Out of Cook County Sick Leave Ordinance

They were against it twice before they were for it. The Wilmette Village Board on Wednesday opted in to the Cook County Earned Sick Leave Ordinance. The Wilmette Board had opted out of it in June 2017 and again in June 2018.

The political change of heart comes three weeks after the November 6 advisory ballot initiative in which  nearly 90% of voters in municipalities that had opted out of the County law urged their municipality to enact a paid sick leave ordinance.

Earlier this year, before the November referendum, the villages of Northbrook and Western Springs opted in to the County PSL law after having initially opted out. Other municipalities are expected to revisit their opt out decision as well.

Approximately 80% of the County’s municipalities have opted out of the its Earned Sick Leave Ordinance.  My “nix list” is here.