Editor's note: This story has been updated with the results of Wednesday's commission vote.
Cook County, Illinois, has repealed its controversial penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages, which has been in effect since Aug. 2.
The county's board of commissioners voted 15-2 on Wednesday to end the tax, according to the Chicago Tribune, so it will no longer be collected after Nov. 30.
Cook County will now have to find other sources to replace the estimated $200 million the soda tax was projected to raise during its first full year of operation.
While Cook County isn't the only local jurisdiction to have passed a tax on sweetened beverages, it's the largest in terms of population and has been the most politically contentious.
Opposition to the county's soda tax continued before, during and after its passage, with critics claiming the whole thing was merely a ploy to raise tax revenue by citing public health concerns.