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Morning Spin: Cook County pop tax goes away today

Welcome to Clout Street: Morning Spin, our weekday feature to catch you up with what's going on in government and politics from Chicago to Springfield. Subscribe here. Topspin Cook County's soda pop tax expired today, but the political ramifications will continue to be felt for at least a few more...

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