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Sweetened Beverage Tax

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Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle said it will be up to commissioners to make hard choices.

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The full Cook County Board is expected to repeal the controversial measure Wednesday.

Wrigleyville »

Opponents of the tax on sweetened beverages want the County Board to repeal the tax.

Englewood »

The new Cook County tax had been blocked by a judge until a new ruling Friday afternoon.

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The tax is expected to generate $200 million for Cook County in 2018, officials said.

Englewood »

More than 110 Cook County sheriff's office recruits and trainees have been laid off, officials said.

Lincoln Park »

Another 600 vacant positions will not be filled.

Wicker Park »

Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle said approximately 1,100 layoff notices will go out next week.

Lincoln Square »

Capri Sun and San Pellegrino Orange are among the beverages subject to the penny-an-ounce tax.