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City Council considers proposal to ban plastic bags in Chicago

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

Chicago could ban plastic bags by next summer.

Mayor Emanuel has put his support behind the proposal to ban plastic shopping bags, which is gaining steam in City Council.

Under the current plan, big box and large chain stores would have to get rid of plastic by August of 2015. Smaller stores would have until 2016.

The staggered deadlines are a compromise to give mom and pop stores more time to prepare.

The ban would not apply to restaurants.

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