The Chicago City Council eliminated a city sales tax on feminine hygiene projects this week.
The vote followed a recommendation by the City Council’s finance committee last week, which was made without opposition.
The items are taxed at 10 and a quarter percent in Chicago.
The vote will remove Chicago’s portion of the tax, which is about 1 and a quarter percent. It will still include state and Cook County sales tax.
As a result of the vote, tampons and sanitary napkins are now characterized as medical necessities so they can be exempted.