Ald. Ray Lopez explains why he’s rejecting a pay raise: ‘I don’t know how you justify the largest pay increase in 15 years when many people have been struggling to find work, struggling to pay bills, struggling to keep afloat’

Anna Davlantes

Members of the the Chicago City Council convene at City Hall, Wednesday morning, April 21, 2021. Wednesday marked the first in-person council meeting since the start of the coronavirus pandemic more than a year ago. (Ashlee Rezin Garcia/Chicago Sun-Times via AP, Pool)

Chicago alderman are up for a 5.55 percent pay raise and 15th Ward Alderman Ray Lopez joins Anna to tell her why he doesn’t think it’s an appropriate time to take a pay raise while so many people are struggling.

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