Sunday, March 2, 2008
From the Associated Press:
[A]fter the Cook County Board voted Saturday to double the county sales tax to 1.75%, ... the county increase has the cumulative effect of setting a 10.25% sales tax on goods bought in Chicago. ... The rates in New York and Los Angeles are below 8.5%. The next highest rate in the country is in Memphis, Tenn., at 9.25%.