Posts Tagged “soda tax”

My ongoing love affair with soda pop

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My ongoing love affair with soda pop

My ongoing love affair with soda pop Soda pop defines my buying habits. If the cost of soda pop is “comfortable,” I will spend all my money at a store. But, if a store charges too much for soda pop, I will banish that store and defend the honor of my sweet love. It’s unforgivable…

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Preckwinkle supports Cook County’s Arab American community

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Preckwinkle supports Cook County’s Arab American community

Preckwinkle supports Cook County’s Arab American community Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has worked hard to be a friend of the Arab American community. Despite a few stumbles,  Preckwinkle has turned the page to realign support for Arab American rights. By Ray Hanania Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle has worked hard to reverse…

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County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

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County law would make it harder to pass tax increases

County law would make it harder to pass tax increases Cook County Commissioners submit bi-partisan amendment to require a two-thirds supermajority vote for any new tax or tax increase Commissioner Timothy O. Schneider and Cook County Commissioners Richard Boykin, Gregg Goslin, John Fritchey, and Sean M. Morrison will submit a bi-partisan amendment to require that…

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Morrison re-elected as Cook County GOP Chairman

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Morrison re-elected as Cook County GOP Chairman

Morrison re-elected as Cook County GOP Chairman Pro-taxpayer champion and 17th District Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison re-elected as leader of the Cook County Republican Organization. Morrison led the drive to block the oppressive soda and sweetened drink tax imposed by former Chicago Machine alderman and Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Sean Morrison, the…

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Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

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Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough

Snow isn’t only thing making the week rough Chicagoland was slammed by a few days of compressed heavy snowfall. But clearing the nearly 18 inches of snow wasn’t the only problem we had. Politics in Illinois has made the experience even worse. Maybe we should have a GroundHog that predicts whether we will have good…

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Retail Merchants Association deserves our support

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Retail Merchants Association deserves our support

Retail Merchants Association deserves our support In the fight for taxpayer rights, the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) deserves our support By Ray Hanania When it comes to the rights of taxpayers, no one, it seems, has the courage to fight for taxpayer rights more than the Illinois Retail Merchants Association (IRMA) which is now…

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Soda tax is an example of why Cook County needs change

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Soda tax is an example of why Cook County needs change

Soda tax is an example of why Cook County needs change The Preckwinkle tax on all sweetened drink sales in Cook County primarily slams residents of the Chicagoland suburbs, but is premised on a misleading, political lie: that it is intended to improve the health of the public. But, Preckwinkle intentionally left out the people…

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Why opposing Cook County taxes is important

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Why opposing Cook County taxes is important

Why opposing Cook County taxes is important Cook County has tried to force suburban businesses to pay more in wages in an effort to allow Chicago based politicians to extend their reach into the suburbs. They’ve targeted the suburbs with taxes like the 1 cent hike in the Soda Tax. The people most hurt by…

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Morrison hosts fundraiser for supporters

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Morrison hosts fundraiser for supporters Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison hosted a fundraiser for his supporters and colleagues on Thursday May 18. Among those attending to show support for Morrison were Orland Hills Mayor Kyle Hastings, Orland Fire Protection District Fire Chief Mike Schofield, his predecessor former County Commissioner Elizabeth “Liz” Doody Gorman, and School…

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