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  • Chicago, Cook & State fees to rise in 2013
    Posted: 1/26/2013
    This year, Chicago-area homeowners and commuters are going to feel the effects of higher taxes, fees, fines and fares. In Chicago, water bills, property taxes and parking meters will rise significantly. In Cook County, the sales tax will drop by a quarter percentage point but the county expects to raise $41.7 million from new taxes. Chicago-area commuters will be hit with increased fares and tolls. The biggest hit in Chicago and many suburbs will result from higher water and sewer rates that went into effect Jan. 1. Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration expects to collect $109.5 million more from water and sewer fees, with the money earmarked to upgrade the entire system.
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