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Chicago Sales Tax

WATCH: Rahm Slams Chico For Tax Hypocrisy In New Video

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's crunch time. Early voting in Chicago begins Monday, and with the latest polls showing Rahm Emanuel with a commanding lead over all of his opponen...

Chicago's Sales Tax Tied With LA For Highest In America

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's budget is in dire straits. The city will face a massive budget deficit -- at least $655 million, and likely more -- in the coming year, and ...

Chicago Moves From 3rd To 10th On Forbes's 'Most Miserable Cities' List

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

According to Forbes, things are better. Its new list ranks Chicago as only the 10th most miserable city in the United States. "The Windy City flamed ...

Cook County Sales Tax Roll Back Passes In 12-5 Vote

CBS 2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Cook County Board voted 12-5 Tuesday to roll back 0.5 percent of the county sales tax....

Aldermen Push Business-Boosting Stimulus Plan Laden With Tax Breaks

Chicago Sun-Times | FRAN SPIELMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Arguing that downtown restaurants, retailers and theaters desperately need a shot in the arm, a group of aldermen today proposed their very own Chicag...

Cook County Sales Tax Increase Could Be Rolled Back

Daily Herald | John Patterson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Cook County's widely reviled sales tax increase would be rolled back and future hikes restricted under a plan that narrowly passed an Illinois House c...

If Paying Taxes is Patriotic, Chicagoans are the Best Patriots on Earth

Brett Ashley McKenzie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brett Ashley McKenzie

If paying taxes makes you patriotic, Chicagoans should get a memorial built in their honor (or just add Harry Caray's face to Mount Rushmore).

Chicago Sales Tax Hits Record-High 10.25 Percent

My Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A drink at the bar, a fast-food meal and back-to-school shopping are among those things about to get a bit more expensive in Cook County. Early Satu...