CHICAGO (CBS) — Some African-American aldermen have raised concerns about a proposal to start collecting fees for residential garbage collection in Chicago, as many suburbs have done for years.
Ald. Roderick Sawyer (6th), who chairs the City Council’s Black Caucus, said he wants to hear more about a possible residential trash collection fee before making up his mind.READ MORE: Recreational Marijuana Sales In Illinois On Pace To More Than Double 2020 Total Of $670 Million
“The pros obviously are the money; the concept of the money coming into the budget, which could be significant. The negatives have included people that aren’t going to want to pay, primarily,” he said.