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Cigarette Taxes

So Light 'Em Up But It'll Cost You Money Here

Matthew Dietrich | Posted 12.28.2013 | Chicago
Matthew Dietrich

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel wants to add 75 cents to the city's tax on a pack of cigarettes. This would make Chicago the most expensive place in the country to smoke, surpassing New York.

Report: Rahm To Propose Increasing City Cigarette Tax

Posted 10.20.2013 | Chicago

Though Mayor Rahm Emanuel previously announced he'll be holding the line on property, sales and gasoline taxes in Chicago as he looks to balance the c...

Sin Taxes Are Bad Public Policy

David Callahan | Posted 02.11.2013 | Business
David Callahan

We all know that smokers and drinkers cost our healthcare system a fortune thanks to their self-destructive behavior. So it makes sense to heavily tax cigarettes and booze as a way to bring down the deficit or fund government healthcare programs. Right? Well, no.

Cigarettes In Chicago Are About To Get Even More Expensive

Posted 10.18.2012 | Chicago

Cigarettes in Chicago are about to get even pricier, per the budget proposal introduced Thursday by Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. P...

The Most Expensive Ingredient In Beer: Taxes

Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

Beer’s ingredients of yeast, hops and water make up its deliciously golden hue. But the one cost that makes beer hardest to swallow might just be th...

America's Tax Crybabies

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Diane Francis

To Canadians, and the rest of the free/developed world, an across-the-board sales tax is not only a no-brainer but, quite possibly, a world saver now.

Tea And Sympathy

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If the modern-day Tea Parties are smart, they would try to educate the public and hang their whole protest on the "anti-bailout" hook.