Aldermen Consider Sugary Drink Tax At Public HearingAt least one alderman has called it a sweet idea -- a penny-an-ounce tax on sugary drinks -- but it's left a bad taste in the mouths of Chicago restaurants and retailers. The issue was up for debate at City Hall on Wednesday.
City Council Holds Hearing On Banning Energy Drinks A proposal to end or limit the sales of some energy drinks in Chicago has been the subject of a contentious hearing before a city council committee, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
Proposed Chicago Ordinance Would Outlaw Energy DrinksChicago Ald. Ed Burke has proposed a citywide ban of energy drinks, citing potential health risks with the highly caffeinated beverages.
Four Area Hospitals Ban Sugary DrinksDo you know just one sugary drink a day can make you fat? Medical experts say they're the biggest culprit when it comes to obesity.
State Senate Votes To Ban Alcohol Energy DrinksThe Illinois Senate has voted to ban caffeinated alcoholic drinks, a measure spurred by public attention to Four Loko, a so-called "alcohol energy drink" popular with college students.
Lawmaker Wants To Ban Boozy Energy Drinks In IllinoisFive other states have banned them. Now, alcohol energy drinks could be off the market in here too.
Maker Of Four Loko To Remove Caffeine The Chicago-based manufacturer of a popular alcohol beverage is set to drop caffeine from the recipe just as the government is poised to ban it.
Another State Now Off-Limits To Four Loko Caffeine BoozeThe caffeinated alcoholic beverage Four Loko has been banned in four states and now Chicago-based Phusion Projects has agreed to stop shipments to New York state.