With Soda Tax Gone, County Board Looks To Close $200M Budget Gap“We’re not going to be able to raise revenue, we’re going to have to cut,” Commissioner Jeff Tobolski (D-McCook) said.
Cook County Board Overwhelmingly Votes To Repeal Soda TaxThe 15-2 vote reflected the overwhelming opposition the tax faced among Cook County residents.
County Gets Nearly $2M Grant For Bail Reform EffortsCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says there’s more work to do because many minorities stay behind bars while waiting on their cases.
A Cook County Commissioner Is Calling On A Recreational Marijuana Law To Be PassedA Cook County Commissioner is asking his colleagues to pass a resolution calling on state lawmakers to approve recreational marijuana after the first of the year.
Cook County Launches New Home Buying ProgramCook County is launching a new program that will allow more people to become homeowners.
New Ordinance Could Prohibit Private Drones From Flying Over Cook County PropertyA Cook County Board Committee has approved a measure prohibiting most private drones from flying over Cook County Jail and other County property.
Craft Soda Maker Flattened By Sweetened-Beverage TaxMakers of Cool Mountain Beverages say they're already feeling the pinch from the controversial penny-an-ounce soda tax. WBBM's Regine Schlesinger reports.
Latest Soda Tax Headache: Feds Say It Violates Food Stamp RulesAt risk is $86.8 million in federal funding for SNAP clients across Illinois – not just Cook County.
Soda Tax Repeal In The WorksThere has been pushback from retailers since a court cleared Cook County government's controversial soda tax last week.
County Won't Seek Millions In Soda-Tax DamagesA spokesperson for Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle says now that legal attempts to block the tax seem exhausted, it's best to move on.
County Going After Retail Group For Lost Soda Tax MillionsThe tax was supposed to go into effect July 1, but it started Wednesday instead, after retailers lost their bid to keep a restraining order in place.
Business Owners Say Cook County Soda Tax Hurting Small Stores, RestaurantsOpponents say new tax will put many independent- and family-owned stores and restaurants out of business.