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Cook County Soda Tax Prompts Protests, Lawsuit

  • CBS News, Wednesday, June 28, 2017 8 AM

Opponents of a beverage tax that goes into effect July 1 in the county Chicago resides in staged a protest Tuesday morning claiming the tax will cost the county 6,000 jobs and $321 million in lost wages. The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is seeking a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction to block the beverage tax.

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