The constitutionality of a 1% restaurant tax that would help back $937 million of revenue bonds for the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority in Chicago will be debated before the Illinois Supreme Court on Oct. 1.

Authority officials have expressed confidence that the state high court will uphold the tax on restaurant meals in a special downtown Chicago and airport district.

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