Cook County Board Overwhelmingly Votes To Repeal Soda TaxThe 15-2 vote reflected the overwhelming opposition the tax faced among Cook County residents.
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.
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.
Local Chamber Of Commerce Members Say Its Time To Repeal The Beverage TaxLocal Chamber of Commerce members met Thursday at a restaurant in Little Village to campaign with the American Beverage Association to repeal the sweetened beverage tax.
City To Repeal Plastic Bag Ban, Delays 7-Cent Bag Tax To Feb. 1In a letter to businesses sent last week, the city said the delay in the new 7-cent-per-bag checkout tax is aimed at giving businesses more time to integrate the tax into their point of sales systems.
Celebrate The 80th Anniversary Of The Repeal Of Prohibition In ChicagoOn December 5th of 1933, the 21st Amendment repealed the 18th Amendment and honest citizens secretly drinking hootch in their basements and at speakeasies could finally, legally have a drink or two to relax without worrying about the fuzz. Here's how to celebrate.
Durbin Wants To Repeal $4B Subsidy To Oil CompaniesWith gas prices continuing to rise, U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday he wants to pull $4 billion in federal subsidies provided to big oil companies.
Republicans Slam Democrats On Anniversary Of Income Tax HikeMarking the first anniversary of the income tax hike approved by Gov. Pat Quinn and the Democrat-controlled legislature, Republican lawmakers hammered Democrats over the tax increase, saying people don't like it and it's not working.
Members Of Congress Hold Chicago Hearing On Same-Sex Marriage RightsThree Illinois members of Congress held a hearing in Chicago Friday on their effort to repeal the federal Defense of Marriage Act, which they call blatantly discriminatory.
Cook County To Repeal Sales Tax Hike By 2013The Cook County Board has voted to repeal what remains of an infamous 2008 sales tax hike over the next two years.
Illinois Rep. Leading Charge Against Health Care OverhaulA freshman Illinois congressman is among those leading the charge to repeal President Barack Obama’s overhaul of health care.
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Repeal Long Overdue, Lobbyists SayThe Senate may have voted 65 to 31 to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy this weekend, but the particulars allowing gays to openly serve in the military will take months to approve and implement.