Worth Village President Mary Werner on soda tax: “You don’t have to protect my grandchildren from me”

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FILE – In this Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, file photo, soft drink and soda bottles are displayed in a refrigerator at El Ahorro market in San Francisco. After years of stamping out soda tax proposals with well-financed campaigns, Big Soda is suddenly finding itself up against bigger adversaries. In early November 2016, voters and lawmakers in five jurisdictions, including San Francisco and Chicago’s Cook County, approved special taxes on sugary drinks, with advocates chalking up the streak of victories to a shift in public attitudes. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

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Mary Werner is the village president for Worth, Illinois. She tells us why she argued for the Cook County Soda Tax to be repealed in the county’s board meeting this morning. She describes how firsthand she has seen her constituents suffer on both the civil and business sides from this tax. Plus, Mr. Fix-It Lou Manfredini gives his insight on the issue.

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