The Cook County sales tax rate is climbing a percentage point, to 9%, that will push Chicago's tax on general merchandise to 10.25% today. Oh SNAP.
As if we weren't already getting beat in the pockets enough with the high HIGH HIIIIGH gas prices, we now have to throw a little more dough on that seemingly affordable "club dress" at Forever 21, if you're shopping at their newest MONSTER size store in the old Virgin Records building on Michigan Ave. Something has to give! According to NBC5, shoppers are saying they will leave Cook County to do major shopping. Schaumburg, here we come?