Cook County Board lobbyists reported over $1.9 million in compensation in 2016, over half of which went to powerhouse firm All-Circo, which reported to the Cook County Clerk’s Office $736,000 in fees related to Cook County Board lobbying. The biggest issues lobbyists reported plying influence on were the County’s new Sweetened Beverage Tax and and a failed attempt to create a 50-cent rideshare tax last fall.

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