On 6/27/17, the Illinois Retail Merchants Association, on behalf of Cook County retailers, filed a temporary restraining order and is seeking a preliminary injunction in the Cook County Circuit Court challenging the sweetened beverage tax saying it violates the uniformity clause of the Illinois Constitution and is impermissibly vague.
Below are select news articles following the case.
6/30/17 - "Crain's: You've Got More Time to Hoard Soda Pop"
6/30/17 - "Chicago Sun-Times: "No soda tax for now, judge issues temporary restraining order"
6/30/17 - "DNA Info: 'Pop Tax' Blocked by Cook County Judge"
6/27/17 - "Crain's: Retailers Sue to Stop Soda Pop Tax"