Mayor Rahm Emanuel is dispatching lobbyists to Springfield to push for an increased cell phone tax, Crain's Chicago Business reports.
Chicago residents currently pay $2.50 per month as a tax for owning a cell phone in Chicago. The funds go to pay for 911 dispatch.
Emanuel's reportedly proposed increase would impose a $3.90-per-month tax on cell phones, up from $2.50. The reason? Growing operation costs for the city's 911 emergency hub.
The nearly $4 fee would put Chicago above San Francisco ($2.86) and New York ($1.50).