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More trouble for the Cook County sweetened beverage tax.

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The rollout of Cook County’s sweetened beverage tax has been anything but sweet and easy. Now there’s concern it could put food stamps at risk.

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Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin

Several Cook County commissioners, including one who may be after Board President Toni Preckwinkle’s job, are blasting her handling of the new sweetened beverage tax.

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Will President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers fare better on tax reform than health care?

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Cook County's new tax on sweetened drinks is sticking around, but Board President Toni Preckwinkle is dropping the county’s counter-lawsuit against the retailers who tried to get it tossed.

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A countermove by Cook County in the fight over the controversial beverage tax. 

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The new sweetened beverage tax is causing confusion and debate among consumers, and demand from industry groups that the tax be repealed. Is it here to stay?

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The Cook County penny-per-ounce sugary beverage tax is back, pending an appeal. Friday, Cook County Judge Daniel Kubasiak granted a motion to dismiss the case, arguing that the law did not violate the Illinois Constitution. 

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A Cook County judge will rule on the controversial penny-per-ounce sugar-sweetened beverage tax next week.

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Why the stalled soda tax has unleashed a war of words between Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart and Board President Toni Preckwinkle.

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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced that thousands of layoffs will start next week as an appeals court Monday dealt a blow to the new tax.

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Illinois senators will spend Independence Day voting on a budget and income tax hike. Even if both plans pass, it doesn’t necessarily mean Illinois will get its first budget in two years. 

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In a stunning turnabout from the partisan divisions that has kept Illinois without a budget for the past two years, Republicans joined with Democrats to pass $5 billion in new taxes, along with a $36 billion budget.

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A new penny-per-ounce sugary drink tax will not take effect in Cook County on Saturday.

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Soda fans will find out Friday whether or not they'll start paying more for their sweetened beverages in Cook County this weekend.

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While it remains to be seen whether legislators will pass a budget by July 1, here are five local and state laws that go into effect on that date.