Moylan Co-Sponsors Resolution Opposing the Cook County Sweetened-Beverage Tax

DES PLAINES, Ill. – Continuing to stand up against harmful taxes impacting residents in his community, state Rep. Marty Moylan, D-Des Plaines, is co-sponsoring a resolution in Springfield that opposes the recently added Cook County Sweetened-Beverage Tax.

“Many of the residents I have spoken to cannot afford to pay any new taxes,” Moylan said. “This tax on sweetened beverages disproportionally impacts the middle and working class families in my community.”

Earlier this month, the Cook County Sweetened-Beverage tax became in effect and taxes all sweetened beverages within the county at the rate of one cent per ounce. Moylan believes this is an unfair tax pushed through by Cook County and city politicians.

Moylan recently Co-Sponsored House Resolution 567 which opposes this beverage tax and calls on Cook County Officials to withdraw the tax. Moylan has even gone a step further and is launching a petition for residents to sign that specifically urges Cook County President Toni Preckwinkle to rescind the beverage tax immediately.

“This beverage tax is not fair to the hard working families I represent. This burdensome tax greatly increases the cost of their groceries and adds yet another tax burden to the consumers,” Moylan said. “I encourage all residents who disagree with this tax, to sign my petition so we can show Cook County Officials that we cannot afford to continue to pay more taxes.”

For more information about this issue, or to sign and/or circulate a petition against the beverage tax, please contact Moylan’s full-time constituent office at 847-635-6821 or email