02/02/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

New Year, New Taxes

The pocketbooks of Chicago residents, workers and visitors won't be gobbled up by a big, single tax bite at the start of the year, but they could be nibbled to pieces as the year progresses.

Mayor Richard Daley's budget includes dozens of new or higher taxes and fees to raise an extra $53 million. It also has noticeable cuts, including the end of the free trolleys used by hordes of tourists since 2000 and fewer downtown traffic aides.

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