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San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Proposes Putting Soda Tax On Nov. Ballot
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Thousands Demand That Cook County Repeal the Hated ‘Pop Tax’

The Cook County Board of Commissioners plans to consider today whether to repeal the county’s widely unpopular new sweetened beverages tax. The board’s decision, coupled with the multi-million dollar battle being waged by powerful out-of-state proponents of the tax, means that there's a lot of money on the line here.

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NBA Finals Causes Lockdown at Cook County Jail

It wasn't due to an escape, or even an escape attempt. It wasn't because of a riot or a massive fight in the cafeteria, either. The Cook County Jail recently experienced a lockdown because of the NBA Finals. It seems that over 300 guards (317, to be exact) called in "sick" so they could stay home to watch Game 7 between the Cavs and the Warriors.

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Potential Dem Senate Candidate Criticizes Duckworth, Durbin

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A potential Democratic candidate in the U.S. Senate race isn't shy about criticizing members of his own party, including U...

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Visitor Trapped In Chicago Jail For About 30 Hours

CHICAGO (AP) — A visitor to Chicago's Cook County Jail was trapped inside for about 30 hours over the July Fourth weekend.

According to reports a man was in the jail's maximum security division visiting his son when he went into a room that wasn't being used...

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