Preckwinkle weighs in on Cook County’s sweetened beverage tax: “People need to understand first and foremost if you want to have good government, you need to pay for it”

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FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks at a news conference in Chicago. A lawsuit challenging a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages sold in the Chicago area was dismissed Friday, July 28, 2017, by a judge who also dissolved the temporary restraining order that had stopped Cook County from implementing the tax. The tax originally was to take effect July 1 but the Illinois Retail Merchants Association sued, arguing the tax is unconstitutional and too vague. It is now is scheduled to go into effect Wednesday, Aug. 2 according to Preckwinkle. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle chimes in on the spin hotline to discuss the new sweetened beverage tax in Cook County.

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