States Renew Push For Taxes On Sugary DrinksA penny-per-ounce tax in Cook County, Illinois, was repealed in 2017 following lawsuits, a warning that millions in federal food stamp benefits could be lost and complaints by store owners about plummeting sales.
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.
Aldermen Discuss Proposal To Tax Sugary Soft DrinksExperts on both sides of a proposal to impose an extra tax on soft drinks and other sugary beverages poured out their arguments for the City Council's Health Committee on Tuesday.
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.