Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is reportedly considering a 7-cent shopping bag fee to help shore up the city's budget and spur shoppers to bring their own bags to stores.
The city already has a ban on single-use plastic bags under Chicago regulations that began in 2015. Some retailers started using thicker plastic bags after the thinner bags were banned.
The 7-cent fee, which would apply to plastic and paper bags, would generate $13 million annually. Of that $13 million, the city would reportedly get roughly $9.2 million and retailers would receive the remaining amount, according to a Chicago Tribune report.
Chicago has an estimated $137.6 million budget gap for 2017.
Emanuel will unveil his budget proposal Tuesday.