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• The Chicago Sun Times reports that a group of Illinois retailers, led by the Illinois retail merchants Association, plans to go to court today to ask a judge to issue a temporary injunction that would prevent the implementation of a tax on sweetened beverages. The request will characterize the tax as confusing and "unconstitutionally vague."

According to the story, "The suit argues, among other things, that there would be a double standard when it comes to imposing taxes on soda and some other sweetened beverages. At a coffee shop, for example, the tax would apply to a bottled sweetened beverage but not to one prepared by a barista behind the counter."
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