Just heard about this the other day and the lawsuit against Cook County to try and stop the implementation of the tax was dismissed. Talk about over taxation. The tax is 1 cent per ounce for any sweetened beverage, a gallon of sweet tea would have an extra $1.26 in tax. Even a rum and coke at a bar would be taxed. I drink Arizona Zero Green tea which is sweetened with honey and it looks like even that would be taxed. If I lived in Chicago I would be extremely pissed about this tax. https://www.cookcountyil.gov/service/sweetened-beverage-tax.