Yesterday, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley vetoed an ordinance that would have required "big box" retailers to pay employees a "living wage," of at least $10 an hour plus $3 in fringe benefits within the next four years. The current minimum wage in Illinois is $6.50 an hour. The veto was Daley's first in 17 years. The living wage measure passed in July by a 35-14 margin. It takes 34 votes to override the veto, but as many as three alderman who voted for the measure are reportedly considering voting against an override.