Tag: Sweetened Beverage Tax

Today is ‘Independence Day,’ Says Boykin As Sugar Tax Ends

Friday, December 1, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin during a Dec. 1 press conference at a supermarket in Cicero. | Commissioner Boykin/Twitter 

At midnight on Dec. 1, the Cook County Sweetened Beverage tax — which imposed a penny per ounce increased tax on the retail sale of sweetened beverages in the county — effectively ended.

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County Must Make Up for $200M Budget Hole, Says Commissioner

Monday, November 13, 2017 || By Igor Studenkov || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A chart breaking down the county’s FY 2018 operating budget by office, released by the office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. | Cook County 

During a Nov. 7 town hall he organized in Chicago, Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin (1st), whose district includes all or parts of Bellwood, Broadview and Maywood, presented an outline of the county’s budget.

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With Soda Tax Canned, Area Business Owners Hope Customers, Revenue Return

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Mike Nutley, one of the owners of Ed’s Way in Forest Park, inside of his store earlier this summer. | Wednesday Journal File

The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted 15-1 on Wednesday to repeal the deeply unpopular sweetened beverage tax, which tacked on an additional penny per ounce onto certain sugary drinks. The roll back goes into effect on Dec. 1.

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