Cook County officials vote to repeal soda tax

Published: 11/10/2017
Cook County officials vote to repeal soda tax
Source: WWW.NWHERALD.COM

CHICAGO – The Chicago-area's penny-per-ounce tax on soda and sugary drinks has been repealed and won't be collected anymore starting Dec. 1. The Cook County Board voted 15-2 on Wednesday to end the tax, just more than two months after it took effect following a legal battle. The tax aroused the ire of consumers and retailers who said their businesses were adversely affected. But among its suppor

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