sugary drink tax

Jaclyn Driscoll

Cook County’s controversial sugary drink tax has been repealed roughly two months after it took effect. Following legal battles and an outcry from both consumers and business owners, the penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages will no longer be collected after December 1, 2017 which is the beginning of the county’s new fiscal year.

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Part of a potential compromise at the statehouse would make Illinois the first state with a tax on sugary drinks, like soda.