Woodstock Dumping Plastic Bag Tax Through August

That’s what is on the agenda at tonight’s Woodstock City Council meeting.

So, it wasn’t the Illinois General Assembly that got rid of the bag tax.

It was the threat of Coronavirus.


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Woodstock Dumping Plastic Bag Tax Through August — 11 Comments

  1. If they had any common sense they would dump this petty, left wing driven nonsense tax permanently.

  2. The bag tax is stupid but so are the people who buy products and then just litter.

    Maybe be more like Japan and assume responsibility for your garbage and recycling.

    Wouldn’t have to worry about a stupid bag tax.

  3. What a coincidence as I took a large dump in Woodstock today.

    Oh, the irony!

  4. Lord Mayor Sager is having a fit, he loves his pride bag he got from Louganis.

    How sweet!

  5. Woodstock is a dump. The gangs take over the square promptly at 10pm.

    Nice graffiti on the Union soldier statue.

    Gee, I wonder who could have done it considering that the gang signs are for Latino gangs.

  6. Bag tax was always a bad idea. It encouraged misinformed do-gooder tree huggers to bring their reusable bags to stores and spread germs and viruses on shopping carts and on checkout counters. Not only should bag taxes be abolished forever, but bringing reusable bags into any store should be a crime punishable by a hefty fine.

  7. Bred Winner, how do you shop at Aldi then?

    You’re either bringing your own or buying the paper bags.

    Your suggestion is ostentatious, nothing more.

  8. Bred is a moron. The kind of person that wants to punish others with severe unGodly restrictions if they don’t think precisely like they do. The other part that is really disturbing is that this nitwit actually believes the hogwash about germs and viruses. Haven’t learned a thing now, have you?

    Nelson? I don’t think bred would be caught dead in Aldi. The elite puffed-up personalities think that is beneath them. You know the people like bred? They are the ones that think they are the brightest people and they have to tell you how to live your life.

  9. It will be back.
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    From Woodstock meeting minutes 3/25/2020

    “Cynthia Kanner (attending remotely), Executive Director of the Environmental Defenders of McHenry County, stated the Defenders would like to lend support when it is time for this suspension to be lifted and to help allay the fear of contamination with the use of reusable bags. She noted the CDC has stated it is not thought that their use is a main way this virus is transmitted. She expressed the hope that people working at checkout lines are wearing gloves. She expressed the organization’s wish to mitigate fear going forward to continue to protect the environment.

    Mayor Sager stated Woodstock was honored to be recognized at the Defenders’ annual meeting. He stated there is no intent to diminish this program that has already been established, highlighting that this suspension is for a set period of time. Noting the commentary of what materials can carry the virus, he opined it is understandable and respected that the public has concerns, so this action is being taken at this time to allay these concerns.”

    https://www.woodstockil.gov/sites/default/files/fileattachments/city_council/meeting/38311/f_-_03-25-20_city_counci_meeting_emergency_-_part_1_of_1_-_minutes.pdf

  10. os·ten·ta·tious characterized by vulgar or pretentious display; designed to impress or attract notice

    That word, ostentatious, is not inappropriate to the bred winner previous comment.

    Per:

    https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/reusable-grocery-bags-contaminated-with-e-coli-other-bacteria

    “Reusable Grocery Bags Contaminated With E. Coli, Other Bacteria
    These bags may be friendly to the environment, but not necessarily to you, according to a new report by researchers at two universities.

    June 24, 2010, Reusable grocery bags can be a breeding ground for dangerous food-borne bacteria and pose a serious risk to public health, according to a joint food-safety research report issued today by the University of Arizona and Loma Linda University in California.

    Bacteria levels found in reusable bags were significant enough to cause a wide range of serious health problems and even death. They are a particular danger for young children, who are especially vulnerable to food-borne illnesses, Gerba said.”

  11. Environmental Defenders of McHenry Co.

    Should really consider changing their their name to:

    Mental Defenders of McHenry Co.

    Any group that would honor a degenerate like Sager have to be full mental.

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