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Soda prices in Cook County set to rise this summer

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

November 10, 2016

Evanston consumers will have to pay more to buy sugary drinks later this year after a soda tax was passed narrowly on Thursday by the Cook County Board. The tax, which passed with a 9-8 vote, will increase the price of a two-liter...

Evanston businesses say proposed soda tax will not change consumer habits

Alan Perez, Reporter

November 7, 2016

Some Evanston businesses say they aren’t too worried about a potential tax on sugary drinks in Cook County. In the executive budget recommendation for the 2017 fiscal year, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle propo...

Evanston workers to see $13 minimum wage by 2020

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 27, 2016

Evanston workers will see their minimum wage raised to $13 an hour over the next four years, after the Cook County Board approved the incremental increase on Wednesday. Starting in July, wages will increase to $10 an hour....

Cook County districts may receive funding for transportation projects

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 23, 2016

Evanston may receive funds from county coffers to tackle transportation infrastructure projects next year. Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced last week that she is including half a million dollars to be...