Chicago Considering Plastic Bag Ban

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    The Chicago City Council on Tuesday morning heard testimony on a proposed citywide ban on plastic bags in stores, an ordinance not expected to gain traction anytime in the immediate future.

    Among those testifying in favor of the ban Tuesday was 13-year-old Abby Goldberg of Grayslake, Ill., who last year successfully petitioned Gov. Pat Quinn to veto proposed legislation that would have made it illegal for any given local government in Illinois to ban plastic bags.

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