Chicago City Tax on Restaurant Food and Drinks Could Double

Wow, eating out in Chicago could get even more expensive in the coming year according to Crain's Chicago Business.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is proposing DOUBLING the tax on food and drink at restaurants in the city by raising it a quarter-percentage point as part of her new budget. That means restaurant bills would go from 11.50% to 11.75%.

The tax increase follows her proposal last week to increase taxes on Uber and Lyft.

If approved, the increase would go into effect starting January 1, 2020. We'll get confirmation tomorrow about this proposal when she unveils the new city budget on October 23.

That cheeseburger better be worth the price, huh?

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