More Than 300 Cook County Workers Laid OffIt's the cost of repealing an unpopular sweetened beverage tax, CBS 2's Roseanne Tellez reports.
Preckwinkle: Nothing Pleasant About Hundreds Of Layoffs15 of the 17 Cook County Board members have signed on as co-sponsors to budget amendments that Board President Toni Preckwinkle says will close the shortfall caused by the repeal of the county's unpopular sweetened beverage tax. 
President's Call For Layoffs Leads To Feud Between Preckwinkle And DartCounty Board President Toni Preckwinkle and Sheriff Tom Dart are at odds with each other over the President's proposals for layoffs and budget cuts.
Sheriff Dart: Preckwinkle's Layoff Plan "Beyond Reckless"“This is just not a way to run any government,” Dart said. “Eviscerating this office is not a way thoughtful people proceed.”
Opponents Of The Beverage Tax Say Threat Of Layoffs Is Just PoliticsThe food and beverage industry says the Cook County Board President’s threat of massive layoffs should the Sweetened Beverage Tax be tossed out by a judge is just politics.
More Than 100 Cook County Prosecutors Face Layoffs Without Soda TaxState’s Attorney Kim Foxx said more than 100 prosecutors could be laid off if a judge doesn't allow the soda tax to take effect by August.
Overdue State Funding Prompts Major Layoffs For Family FocusThe prospect of starting a third fiscal year without a state budget has prompted one Chicago social service agency to make massive layoffs.
Being Fired Hurts More, Has Longer Recovery Time Than Break Up, Study FindsAccording to a study, most people are hurt more by the loss of a job than the termination of a relationship.

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