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Cook County is adding a penny-per-ounce tax on soda and sweetened drinks starting Saturday, but will the ice in your cup be tax-free? And what about free refills?
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ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE PHOTO A Cook County beverage tax could be put on hold after the Illinois Retail Merchants Association filed an injunction to stop the new tax.
Retailers going to court to try to stop Cook County's beverage tax
Bob Chwedyk/ After nearly six decades as a fixture in American malls, Hoffman Esatates-based Claire’s is facing an uphill battle to stay afloat.
Claire's faces an uphill battle to stay afloat
Starbucks will open in Long Grove’s busy Route 83 corridor in this vacant space in Sunset Grove plaza. Caribou Coffee and Peet’s Coffee and Tea previously occupied the space.
Starbucks opening in Long Grove space previously occupied by Peet's, Caribou
Play Video Supporters of Cook County’s minimum wage and sick leave ordinances hold signs during an Arlington Heights village board meeting earlier this year. Despite the protest, Arlington Heights trustees voted to opt out of the ordinances.
Business Ledger Why many minimum wage workers in suburbs won't be getting a raise July 1
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