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Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle on why the soda tax failed—and what’s next.

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Come December, Cook County shoppers and diners will no longer have to pay a much-reviled tax on sugary drinks after the county board voted Wednesday to repeal it.

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It’s been just over two months since Cook County began charging a penny-an-ounce tax on sugary drinks. But it may not last much longer.

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Cook County commissioners are scheduled to take another vote Tuesday on the county’s so-called soda tax. Opponents of the tax were pounding the pavement Monday, hoping to convince a few more commissioners to support a repeal.

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel says city residents will have respite from the tax and fee increases that have socked them in recent years.

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The Cook County board president used her annual budget address Thursday to warn commissioners and the public that repealing a tax on sugary drinks will take the county down a path of “fiscal uncertainty” that will result in layoffs and cutting “essential services.”

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President Donald Trump recently said the heart of his tax proposal “is a giant, beautiful, massive – the biggest ever in our country – tax cut.” We take a closer look at the plan.

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Is the Cook County sweetened beverage tax about to fizzle out?

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Exactly how much more money can Chicago homeowners expect to pay to fund Chicago teacher pensions?

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The Cook County sweetened beverage tax has had a challenging rollout, but Toni Preckwinkle doesn’t appear to be backing down. And she’s found a deep-pocketed supporter of the tax who’s helping with a media campaign.

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Toni Preckwinkle appears on “Chicago Tonight” on June 22, 2017.

As the fight over the Cook County sweetened beverage tax enters yet another round, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is getting some praise from one of the county's biggest unions.

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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.