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Public anger leads to repeal of soda pop tax in Chicago area

On a veto-proof 15-2 vote, the Cook County Board responded to angry constituents Wednesday by repealing Chicago’s hated soda pop tax. Board President Toni Preckwinkle did not say if she’d veto the repeal, which would then require a perfunctory override vote. No matter. The penny-per-ounce tax on soda and other sugary drinks imposed in the… Continue Reading

Judge Clears Way for Minnesota Dairy Farmer to Test ‘Right to Peddle’

A Minnesota district court is making sure that nothing is standing in the way of dairy farmer David Berglund’s test to see whether the state constitution’s “right to peddle” is enough to shield his raw milk sales from state regulation. Berglund’s attorney, Zenas Baer, says it may be months before the Minnesota District Court for Cook… Continue Reading

Minnesota Raw Milk Dairy Farmer Claims ‘Right to Peddle’ His Products

A district court judge in Minnesota is being asked to decide if a “right to peddle” clause in the state constitution means that Grand Marais raw milk dairy farmer is free to go about his business without interference from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Cook County Judge Michael Cuzzo has 90 days to make his… Continue Reading

146 Norovirus Cases Linked to Illinois Restaurant

Many of 146 people sickened with norovirus in Wheeling, IL, may have been exposed at Bob Chinn’s Crab House, the Cook County Health Department said Friday. Bob Chinn’s, which bills itself as the nation’s fourth busiest restaurant, closed its doors Tuesday morning, after receiving complaints from customers who said they’d become sick, and then reopened Wednesday… Continue Reading