How honest are Chicagoans? Bag bax at self-checkout will test honor system

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In this Sept. 23, 2011 photo, a customer uses a self-serve checkout station at a Big Y supermarket in Manchester, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

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LINCOLN SQUARE — Fellow Chicagoans, your honesty is on the line.

The city’s new 7-cent tax on checkout bags — plastic and paper — is now in effect. Either BYO tote, or cashiers will ring up the fee on every bag you carry home.

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But what happens when the customer is the cashier?

Self-checkout lanes, found across the city at retailers from Home Depot to Wal-Mart, will test consumers’ willingness to tax themselves.

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