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Chicago to have nation's highest sales tax

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Chicago will have the highest sales tax in the nation next year. 

The windy city's sales tax will be 10.25%.  That's a one percentage point increase.  Cook County leaders voted to increase the county sales tax because they say the extra money is needed to pay for pensions.  Several groups fought against the tax hike, including the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. 

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