Cook County (Ill.)

Chicago Aldermen Remove Tobacco Products from Flavoring Ban (Update)

What had started as an attempt to ban the sale of all flavored tobacco products in Chicago has been stripped down to a ban on…

Palatine, Ill. Makes Tobacco Possession Age 21-Years-Old

In an attempt to close what they saw as a loophole in Illinois’ tobacco purchasing age law, leaders in the village of Palatine have raised…

Chicago Alderman Introduces Flavored Tobacco Ban

Amidst budget hearings and concerns over policing in schools, Chicago Ald. Matt O’Shea, 19th, introduced an ordinance that seeks to place a ban on the…

Bensenville, Ill. Bans Tobacco Use in Parks

At its most recent meeting, the Bensenville Village Board passed an ordinance that immediately banned the use of all tobacco products and e-cigarettes within village-owned…

Chicago Mayor Proposes Allowing Marijuana Smoking in Cigar Shops

On Jan. 1, 2020, recreational consumption, possession, and sales of cannabis products became legal in Illinois, though there were questions about where a person could…

Wheeling, Ill. Raises Age to Purchase, Possess Tobacco to 21

While Illinois is raising the statewide minimum age to purchase tobacco products on July 1, the Chicago suburb of Wheeling is raising it immediately after…

Cook County, Ill. Raises Minimum Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21

An ordinance raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products received the  approval by the Cook County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday, passing by…