Employee tax aimed at Amazon, other retailers among amendments progressive Chicago aldermen introduced to Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s proposed budget

An employee tax aimed at online giant Amazon and other big retailers is among the proposals progressive aldermen will bring forward Monday to balance Chicago’s 2021 budget. With Mayor Lori Lightfoot fighting behind the scenes to get the 26 votes she needs to pass her spending plan, different City Council groups will bring forward their own plans in coming weeks to try to put their imprint on the final version.