CHICAGO — Cook County faces a court fight today over its controversial soda tax, which is supposed to start Saturday.
The Illinois Retail Merchants Association says the tax is unconstitutionally vague and wants a temporary restraining order.
County Board President Toni Preckwinkle says the soda industry actually helped the department of revenue craft the penny-an-ounce tax.
David Frisvold, an economics professor from the University of Iowa, will join WGN at 6:30 a.m. to discuss the impact of the tax.
Check back for an update with the interview with Frisvold.