Earlier this year, Chicago’s new tax on cigars and other tobacco products was declared unconstitutional. The reason was because a state law prevented home rule charter cities from imposing additional taxes.

Now there’s a bill in the Illinois General Assembly that would reverse that law. H.B. 1241 was introduced by Rep. Michael J. Madigan, R-Chicago. If passed it wouldn’t mean Chicago’s added OTP tax, which never went into effect, would then suddenly become in effect. The city would need to pass another law introducing another OTP tax.

Charlie Minato

I am an editor and co-founder of halfwheel.com/Rueda Media, LLC. I previously co-founded and published TheCigarFeed, one of the two predecessors of halfwheel. I handle the editing of our written content, the majority of the technical aspects of the site and work with the rest of our staff on content management, business development and more. I’ve lived in most corners of the country and now entering my second stint in Dallas, Texas. I enjoy boxing, headphones, the Le Mans 24-hour, wearing sweatshirts year-round and gyros. echte liebe.