Chicago would still have the authority to collect a surcharge on prepaid wireless services under a change to the municipal code the Council’s Finance Committee approved, protecting the city from losing out on nearly $9 million in annual revenue. A few members voted against a modest tax change on resold tickets because it isn’t revenue neutral–the city will lose out on about $200,000 a year. Finance Committee will resume again Wednesday morning an hour before the full City Council meeting to take action on a last minute addition to Monday’s agenda: an order from Ald. Brendan Reilly (42) that would prohibit late night public access to the lakefront through the Ohio Street underpass, though it’s questionable that it’s an item meant for Finance Committee.

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