Northwestern University and Evanston's Only Daily News Source Since 1881

The Daily Northwestern

Cook County budget includes staff reductions, sugary beverages tax

Nora Shelly, City Editor

November 18, 2016

Filed under City, Local, Politics

The Cook County Board of Commissioners approved their 2017 budget this week, which includes a tax on sweetened beverages and cuts to county staff. The budget, approved by a 11-4 vote Tuesday, includes staff reductions of 300 Cook County emp...

Soda prices in Cook County set to rise this summer

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

November 10, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Local

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 workers to see $13 minimum wage by 2020

Sam Krevlin, Reporter

October 27, 2016

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local, State

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....