CHICAGO — Why did the consumers cross the road?
If they happen to live close to Chicago's city limits, it may have been to save more than $2 on a case of bottled water.
A new 5-cent surcharge is being applied to individual bottles of water sold in Chicago and is inflating the cost of a typical case by about 30%.
The tax, which went into effect Jan. 1, was designed by Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley to help close part of a $196 million budget deficit. In addition t