Illinois pols say credit card #swipefees hurt businesses – Chicago Breaking News


Restaurants, small businesses, charities and government agencies are being charged excessive transaction fees by banks when consumers use cards, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez said today at a news conference.

Those fees can often be crippling, especially during a recession, leading businesses to lay off employees and increase prices, the Illinois politicians said at Leona’s Restaurant on the West Side. Local business owners joined them to show their support.

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