Sweetened Beverage Tax Set To Expire FridayThe County stopped collecting the penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages as of Thursday.
Hearing On Cook County Sugary Beverage Tax DelayedThe Illinois Retail Merchants Association has filed a lawsuit against the county, calling the penny-an-ounce tax unconstitutional.
Leading Business Group Argues Against $15 Minimum Wage ProposalBusiness groups fought Wednesday in Springfield for a proposal to raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15.
Mayor Introduces Minimum Wage Increase To City CouncilMayor Rahm Emanuel has introduced a plan to the City Council to gradually increase the minimum wage in Chicago to $13 an hour.
Retailers Warn Of Cost Of Banning Plastic BagsAldermen agree something must be done to limit the number of plastic retail store bags clogging landfills, but they still haven’t decided what, exactly, to do about the problem.
Business Owners: Tax Internet Retailers To Keep Real Stores AliveLocal business owners are looking for a more level playing field, and are backing legislation that would require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes too.
Governor Signs Law To Collect Online Sales TaxesInternet shoppers in Illinois will soon find themselves having to pay sales tax on some purchases they make online, under a new state law signed by Gov. Pat Quinn on Thursday.
Poll Shows Emanuel With 58 Percent SupportOne week before Chicago's mayoral election, a new poll suggests there will be a clear and easy winner next Tuesday.

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