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Judge bars implementation of proposed sugary beverages tax

An Illinois judge on Friday temporarily halted the implementation of Cook County's sweetened beverage tax, which is opposed by retailers. Judge Daniel Kubasiak granted a temporary restraining order requested by … Click to Continue »
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