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Big Soda digs in for a fight over proposed Cook County beverage tax

Greg Trotter Contact ReporterChicago Tribune The war on soda, popping up in towns across the country, is escalating in Cook County. As it has in other locales, the soda industry is digging in to fight ... read more

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