How Preckwinkle’s Pop Tax Battle Continues to Bubble Over

The Sunday Spin: Politics with Rick Pearson

In this on Aug. 22, 2017 photo, Matt Gill, manager of Tischler Finer Foods in Brookfield, Ill., poses for a photo in the soda isle of the store. Gill says the new Cook County tax on sweetened beverages has reduced sales as customers go elsewhere to buy soda and other drinks. The tax also could carry a political price for county board President Toni Preckwinkle and others who voted for it. (AP Photo by Sara Burnett)

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Chicago Tribune city hall reporter Hal Dardick stops by. Hal and Rick talk about the latest on the fate of the controversial penny-per-ounce sweetened beverage tax and its chief supporter, a re-election seeking Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. They also talk about County Commissioner Richard Boykin’s decision not to challenge her.

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