Judge to hear Cook County soft drink tax challenge Thursday

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CHICAGO--Arguments are set for Thursday in a suit to block Cook County's new soft drink tax from going into effect on Saturday.

The Illinois Retail Merchants Association is asking a county judge for a temporary halt on the penny-an-ounce tax on sweetened drinks.

The lawsuit argues that tax is unconstitutional, and retailers say it's too vague to implement.

The new tax doesn't just affect soda pop. It also impacts low-calorie drinks, iced tea, lemonade, sports and energy drinks as well as juices that aren't 100 percent juice.

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