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Less than a week to go, and the chorus of opposition to Preckwinkle’s failed Soda Tax continues to grow

“The audacity of Chicago Democrats who’ve claimed they ‘listened to their constituents’ after months of burying their heads in the sand is astounding. Illinoisans have been voicing their opposition to the Soda Tax before it even passed.” – ILGOP Spokesman Aaron DeGroot

It’s looking like Cook County Board of Commissioners President Toni Preckwinkle is losing her battle to dig into taxpayer’s pockets now that many of her loyal votes have turned on her.

In a new development, Jesus “Chuy” Garcia, Preckwinkle’s own floor leader, is now a supporter of repeal. Convenient that as soon as Mike Madigan opposes the tax, Garcia begins to “listen to his constituents” while Garcia’s candidate for governor Chris Kennedy fundraises on the repeal effort after months of inaction.

Illinois voters have been clamoring for the tax to be repealed since Toni Preckwinkle cast the deciding vote to put it in place, and now that repeal is inevitable, the Chicago Democrats are finally starting to open their eyes.


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