Temporary Hold On Cook County Soda Tax Extended – 7/12/17

Last Updated on July 12th, 2017

Written by Kendra Tillman

>>Temporary Hold On Cook County Soda Tax Extended

The Cook County soda tax will remain blocked until at least July 21st. A judge ruled yesterday to extend the temporary restraining order halting the penny-per-ounce tax from being levied. A hearing will be held on the 21st on a lawsuit filed by the Illinois Retail Merchants Association. Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle says 11-hundred county employees could be laid off starting next week if the tax isn’t in place by next month.