A sign at a Chicago supermarket

Over this past month, Cook County politics has sizzled. We’ve seen Democrats turning on Democrats. Courtroom conflicts. Massive potential layoffs. Budget holes that need to be filled. Accusations of shell games and “Kabuki math”. All because of a tax on sweetened beverages and a lawsuit that sought to halt it. On this week’s episode of The Aldercast, we recap the month that was, and how Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle might’ve narrowly avoided further budget (and party) chaos.

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