The Tobacco 21 movement got another Illinois town to jump onboard, as on Monday night the Gurnee Village Board unanimously approved a proposal that will go into effect immediately.

While the village has not yet posted the full text of the ordinance on its website, reports that the ordinance does not criminalize the possession of tobacco products by persons between 18 and 20-years-old.

Gurnee is located 40 miles north of Chicago and has a population of approximately 31,000 residents.

Patrick Lagreid

I strive to capture the essence of a cigar and the people behind them in my work – every cigar you light up is the culmination of the work of countless people and often represents generations of struggle and stories. For me, it’s about so much more than the cigar – it’s about the story behind it, the experience of enjoying the work of artisans and the way that a good cigar can bring people together. In addition to my work with halfwheel, I’m the public address announcer for the Colorado Rockies and Arizona Diamondbacks during spring training, as well as for the Salt River Rafters of the Arizona Fall League, the WNBA's Phoenix Mercury and the Arizona Rattlers of the Indoor Football League. I also work in a number of roles for, plus I'm a voice over artist. I previously covered the Phoenix and national cigar scene for, and was an editor for Cigar Snob magazine.