Chicago repeals plastic bag ban

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

CHICAGO -- Chicago's plastic bag ban will be no more come Jan. 1.

The City Council voted last month to repeal the ban, allowing retailers in Chicago to go back to providing regular plastic bags.

The council also voted to push back the start date for collecting taxes on all bags.

Retailers were supposed to begin collecting a 7 cent tax on each bag this Sunday.

However, implementation of the bag tax has been put off until Feb. 1.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.