Bill Seeks to Cap Illinois Cigar Tax at 50 Cents Per Cigar

A bill in Illinois would limit the state’s tax rate for cigars to no more than 50 cents per cigar. H.B.0570 was introduced in February...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Chicago’s Tobacco Tax Deemed Illegal by Court

A legal process that has gone on for nearly three-and-a-half years came to an end today, as the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that an additional...
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Drew Estate Adds Four Cigars to ACID Accents Collection

Drew Estate is expanding its regional edition ACID Accents program to include four new areas: California, Georgia, Chicago and Texas. California-based Drew Diplomat retailers will...
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Illinois Flavored Tobacco Ban Bill Filed

A bill has been introduced that would ban the sale of flavored tobacco products and flavored vaping products in the state of Illinois. Rep. Deb...
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Dwight, Illinois Bans Tobacco Use in Parks

Responding to a presentation by high school students, the Dwight Village Board of Trustees has passed a ban on the use of tobacco within parks...
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Illinois Tobacco Purchasing Age Now 21

A law raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products in the state of Illinois went info effect as the clock struck midnight and July...
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