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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...

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...

Cook County board considering tax on sugary drinks

Nora Shelly, City Editor

October 13, 2016

Your can of soda may cost a little bit more next year, if the Cook County Board of Commissioners follows through on a proposal to tax sugary drinks. Board President Toni Preckwinkle introduced the proposal on Thursday as part...

Cook County passes wage theft ordinance

Tori Latham, Assistant City Editor

February 10, 2015

The Cook County Board of Commissioners passed a new ordinance to address the issue of wage theft, making the county the largest in the nation to do so, the county announced Tuesday. Cook County Commissioner Jeffrey Tobolski...