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2012-05-01 14:22:27

CHICAGO, May 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Doctors say consuming just one sugar laden beverage a day could make you fat. Chicago aldermen Tuesday heard testimony on the negative health effects of sugary drinks and implications of a proposed tax on such beverages. Suggesting the idea of a tax of between 15 and 35 cents per sugary drink was the policy brainchild of Ald. George Cardenas (12th), who sought the discussion of taxing sugary drinks as one potential policy option in the...

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2009-09-09 15:11:52

The Chicago City Council Wednesday unanimously approved a resolution making taxpayers responsible for any possible 2016 Summer Olympics cost overruns. After initially voicing skepticism of a measure giving Mayor Richard Daley the authority to make such a commitment to the International Olympic Committee, it was a different story Wednesday as the Council approved the proposal by a 49-0 vote, The Chicago Tribune reported. The newspaper said Olympic Committee members have insisted the lack of...