Kane County Reporter: Wheeler pushes bill to prevent government intimidation on tax challenges

By Caitlin Nordahl | Kane County Reporter

Rep. Keith Wheeler (R-Oswego) has filed legislation to prevent big city governments from being big bullies when it comes to challenges to to their authority, according to a press release.

The bill, House Bill 4080, comes in response to a now-withdrawn lawsuit by Cook County that followed a challenge to the recently imposed sweetened beverage tax. The challenge had prompted a judge to impose a temporary block on the tax, which was to take effect in July. Cook County's lawsuit maintained that the block cost the county $17 million in uncollected taxes...

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