Yes, parents know pop is bad, she said, “but I’m not sure people think about Capri Suns, or Hawaiian Punch or Kool-Aid or juice.”
Republicans have ousted 13 Cook County ward committeemen, saying they voted in Democratic primaries in the past eight years, violating party bylaws.
Wild turkeys are spreading across Illinois, into every county and even into suburban and urban areas.
32 stores that opted to share sales data with the Can the Tax Coalition. 24 said that they had experienced sales declines of more than 20 percent.
Mark Edingburg served one year before resigning Friday, according to Frank Shuftan, a spokesman for Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle.
Judge John Kirby will head the newly renamed Pre-Trial Division— which had been called Central Bond Court.
Last year, the board was evenly split on the tax, leaving Board President Toni Preckwinkle to cast a tie-breaking vote.
Board President Toni Preckwinkle said she “empathizes and sympathizes” with “the immense pressure” Cook County commissioners face from “big soda.”
A measure to repeal the tax is on the agenda for Wednesday’s Cook County Board of Commissioners meeting.
The county’s new soda tax, discouraging the consumption of sugar, is about improving personal health and the county’s fiscal health.
Bloomberg’s enthusiasm doesn’t make the soda tax any better. Preckwinkle and the county board sold it to the public under false pretenses.
The county’s cash bond system has been under attack from powerful political figures, including Sheriff Tom Dart and State’s Attorney Kim Foxx.
Cook County residents aren’t buying the argument that health concerns are behind the pop tax — but no matter the motivation, most want it repealed.
“We will do whatever we need to do to defend them if they’re targeted,” Wolfson said of commissioners who voted in favor of the tax.
For money, people are willing cross state lines, buy guns and directly fuel the slow-moving massacre that is claiming the lives of Chicagoans.