A new tax in Chicago could make a trip to the grocery store a bit more expensive.

Chicago's new "bag tax" went into effect today and stores will begin charging their customers $.07 tax on paper and plastic bags.

The list of stores currently using the tax are, Walgreens, Jewel-Osco, Mariano's, Target, CVS, PetSmart, T.J. Maxx and Whole Foods according to CBS 2 Chicago.

Chicago will get $.05 and the rest will go to the stores. While most Chicagoans are up in arms regarding the new tax, what would happen if the "bag tax" came to Rockford?

The "bag tax" isn't something new or original, during a trip to San Francisco this past fall, I noticed that the same tax exists.

But what about Rockford? I'm certain the "bag tax" would be received with the same venom here as in Chicago. However, what if the extra money accrued by the city was used to improve Rockford's roads?


Would paying a tax on a plastic or paper bag be OK if you knew that the money was being used to fill Rockford's numerous potholes?

What do you think? Would you be OK with the "bag tax" if you knew what exactly was being done with the money?

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