Wage hike an American job killer at Hecky’s

 Wage hike a job killer at Hecky’s

Long-time Evanston restaurant owner Hecky Powell says he’ll have to lay off three people next week as a result of the minimum wage increase that goes into effect on Saturday.

And Powell says he’s thinking about closing his restaurant at lunch time because of the wage hike — which would mean at least another four layoffs.