Illinois hikes taxes on candy, soft drinks, toiletries

09/1/2009 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

Candy, soft drinks and toiletries now cost more in Illinois as a result of a sales-tax hike aimed at raising $150 million a year for state building projects. While the items previously had been taxed at the 1% level for food and drugs, they now carry a minimum 6.25% tax.

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