Chicago Mayor Asks Coke, Pepsi and Dr Pepper to pay for worker health

The Chicago Tribune reports that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopes to take millions of dollars from soft-drink companies to pay for government worker health care. On Monday, he stood with executives from three giant soda-makers to announce the city will compete against San Antonio for a $5 million national beverage lobbying group grant that will reward city workers for being healthy rather than making it tougher or more expensive for them to guzzle sugary pop.