Cook County Board Overwhelmingly Votes To Repeal Soda TaxThe 15-2 vote reflected the overwhelming opposition the tax faced among Cook County residents.
Cook County Finance Committee Votes 15-1 To Can The Soda TaxThe Cook County Finance Committee has voted 15-1 to approve a plan to repeal the controversial sweetened beverage tax, effective Dec. 1.
Preckwinkle's Allies Drop Big Bucks To Pop Tax Swing VotesThe tax could be repealed Tuesday, but it was a sweet deal for some politicians who may now vote against it.
Democrats, Republicans Unite To Organize Chicago Area Pitch For AmazonDozens of government, business, and civic leaders gathered downtown to discuss luring Amazon's second headquarters to the Chicago area.
Soda Tax Supporters Suggest Compromise Ahead Of Repeal VoteIllinois Public Health Institute Elissa Bassler proposed the county should exempt diet drinks from the soda tax, rather than repealing 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.
Preckwinkle Urges Commissioners To Keep Sweetened Beverage Tax Days Ahead Of Repeal VoteCook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle put commissioners on notice that a vote to repeal the controversial soda tax will mean cuts to vital services.
Soda Tax Opponents Expect Repeal Vote Can Pass, But Veto LikelyA vote on Commissioner Richard Boykin’s plan to repeal the tax has been scheduled for Tuesday in the county board’s Finance Committee.
Preckwinkle Mum On Whether 2018 Budget Plan Includes Soda TaxPreckwinkle would not say if she has prepared two budget proposals – one including the soda tax, and one without it.
Retailers Say Beverage Sales Down As Much As 47 Percent Due To Soda Tax“I have never, ever seen the outrage and anger that’s being displayed by our customers," said Tony's Fresh Market manager Frank Guiglio.
Preckwinkle, Other Officials Jump In Chicago RiverThe Chicago River isn't quite what it used to be, and elected officials took great effort to prove that Saturday.
County Board Kicks The Can On Sweetened Beverage Tax RepealA showdown on the controversial tax will be held next month.