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With mounting pressure, a vote on the repeal of the soda tax was delayed for another month.
A We Ask America poll shows 87.5 percent of respondents think Cook County commissioners support the sweetened beverage tax for reasons other than health.
After threatening thousands of job cuts, President Preckwinkle agrees to a lucrative contract with one of Cook County’s unions.
Cook County residents should be wary in the wake of Philadelphia’s disappointing experiment in soda taxes.
Certain provisions of Cook County’s penny-per-ounce soda tax could cost Illinois more than $86 million in federal administrative funding.
Commissioners from both parties are supporting a repeal effort of the sweetened beverage tax following widespread public outcry.
A new poll has found that nearly 87 percent of Cook County residents disapprove of the new Cook County Sugary and Sweetened Beverages tax that took effect Aug. 2.
Cook County’s lawsuit seeks damages from the Illinois Retail Merchants Association.
The new tax will make soda sold in Chicago among the most expensive in the country.
An Illinois appeals court upheld a temporary restraining order on Cook County’s proposed sweetened beverage tax. The Cook County sheriff’s office has sent out 110 layoff notices, citing the soda tax holdup. These layoffs come on top of 300 county worker layoffs. Cook County officials claim at least 1,100 jobs will be lost if the tax does not go into effect.