Saturday, July 01, 2017

Cook County Judge cans soda tax for now with temporary restraining order

The Chicago Sun-Times reports:
A Cook County judge on Friday put a temporary halt on the county’s sweetened beverage tax.

The tax – an additional penny-per-ounce on sweetened beverages – was to have gone into effect on Saturday.

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association filed a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction on behalf of Cook County retailers on Tuesday. Judge Daniel Kubasiak granted the restraining order.

The matter is back up in court on July 12.
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