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Checkout Bag Tax

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The city got just $5 million from a new bag tax — after expecting the tax to generate $9.2 million.

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Shoppers used 42 percent fewer bags to haul home their goods after a 7 cents-per-bag tax was imposed.

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After the 7-cent tax was imposed, 20 percent more Chicagoans made a note and brought a tote. 

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With Chicago's tax on checkout bags, reusable totes are in demand.

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Chicago's 7-cent bag tax hits Wednesday; retailers are giving away reusable bags to ease the pain.

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Guess who the paper bag tax caught off guard? The business owners that are supposed to collect it.