This week, the Plainfield Board of Trustees voted in favor of an ordinance that will raise the minimum age to purchase tobacco and tobacco alternatives such as e-cigarettes from 18 to 21-years-old, joining a growing group of Chicago-area cities to do so, passing it by a 5-1 vote.

In addition, the ordinance raises the minimum age to possess such products to 21-years-old. The increase will go into effect immediately upon its publication as required by local law.

Plainfield is home to approximately 44,000 residents and is located about 40 miles southwest of Chicago.

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.