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  • Chicago mulls tax -- on sneakers!

    Sneaker tax? Illinois considers a 25-cent charge : Stltoday

    stltoday.com 04 Feb '13, 9pm

    SPRINGFIELD— The cost of a new pair of basketball shoes could jump by 25 cents under a proposal floated this week by an Illinois lawmaker. State Rep. Will Davis, D-Hazel Crest, wants to create a new tax that would generate an estimated $3 million annually for a youth job preparation p...