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Cook County retirees outnumber active employees in two years

By Chris Lentino, Illinois Policy Institute | Nov 17, 2017

Recently released data shows retirees outpacing active employees, adding pressure to an already stressed pension fund.

Cook County repeals 'pop tax,' but lawsuits it spurred are still pending - though perhaps not for long

By Jonathan Bilyk | Oct 12, 2017

CHICAGO - The Cook County “pop tax” will soon be a thing of the past, after the Cook County Board buckled to public pressure and repealed the widely panned and unpopular penny-per-ounce tax on soda and a wide range of other sweetened drinks.

'Speculation' about Cook County 'pop tax' proves accurate

By The Madison County Record | Aug 15, 2017

“As to the concerns that improper collection of the tax will open the Merchants up to litigation, any such notion is merely speculation at this point and does not render the Ordinance unconstitutionally vague.”

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