On Tuesday, October 10, the Cook County Board of Commissioners Finance Committee passed the ordinance to repeal the sweetened beverage tax. The measure was passed by the full Board of Commissioners on Wednesday, October 11 by a vote of 15-2. This ordinance repeals a measure narrowly passed by the Board of Commissioners last year (November, 2016) imposing a penny an ounce tax on sugary beverages. That tax, which had no.. Read More