More Cook County Layoffs AnnouncedIt's the latest fallout from the repeal of the politically unpopular sweetened beverage tax.
Sweetened Beverage Tax Set To Expire FridayThe County stopped collecting the penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened beverages as of Thursday.
Preckwinkle Outlines Plan To Make Up For Loss Of Soda Tax RevenueWhen commissioners voted to repeal the much-maligned sweetened beverage tax, they knew they would have to make up for $200 million in lost revenue.
Budget Meetings Begin To Close $200M Soda Tax GapCook County's budget hearings have begun this week under the cloud of a deficit created by the eradication of the soda tax.
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.
Preckwinkle's Allies Drop Big Bucks To Pop Tax Swing VotesThe tax could be repealed Tuesday, but it was a sweet deal for some politicians who may now vote against it.
Cook County Soda Tax Faces Likely Repeal Next WeekThree more Cook County commissioners announced Friday they would vote to get rid of the tax, giving opponents a veto-proof majority.
Possible Soda Tax Showdown On The HorizonSome lawmakers are poised to try and 'can' the entire thing, and ads supporting it aren't changing people's minds.
Preckwinkle Not Backing Down From Soda Tax Ahead Of Repeal VoteCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle appears unfazed by the opposition to the new tax on sugary and some non-sugary beverages.
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.
Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Overturn Soda TaxA group of House Republican lawmakers are backing a bill repealing Cook County’s new penny-an-ounce sweetened beverage tax.