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Illinois Judge Grants Partial Summary Judgment To Stores In Tobacco Tax Suit ($$)

found that a new tax Chicago imposed on tobacco products other than cigarettes violates an Illinois state law and granted partial summary judgment to a group of tobacco stores who sued the city (Iwan Ries & Co., et al. v. City of Chicago, et al., No. 2016
Lexis Nexis
added Feb 15, 2017 02:00
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[Illinois] REED: At the corner of happy and healthy, Walgreens still sells cigarettes. It's time to kick the habit.

Walgreens is fooling itself if it thinks selling coffin nails and the like from behind the checkout counter is in the public interest. Moreover, hawking tobacco isn't even good business anymore, because it corrosively undermines Walgreens' avowed global
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 3, 2017 01:45
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[Illinois] City’s newest tobacco taxes violate state law: judge

In a Jan. 20 ruling, Judge Ann Collins-Dole found that the city violated a 1993 law when it tried to impose taxes on cigars and smoking, smokeless and pipe tobacco...filed last May by Iwan Ries — the self-proclaimed oldest tobacco shop in the city at 19
Chicago Sun-Times
added Feb 1, 2017 14:46
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[Illinois] Luciano: Exploding vape device torches man's groin

The lawsuit is among dozens nationally arguing much the same thing. Apparently, just one such suit has advanced successfully: in October 2015, a California woman was awarded $1.9 million in damages after her device exploded while charging in her car, cau
Peoria (IL) Journal-Star
added Jan 28, 2017 21:20
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[Illinois] Public housing to be smoke-free

Of the Housing Authority of the City of Danville’s 1,196 residents, 646 are children and are part of a focus of a new U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development smoke-free rule to provide a healthier living environment. Late last year, HUD Secreta
Danville (IL) Commercial-News
added Jan 11, 2017 21:10
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[Illinois] Cigarette butts make up nearly half of trash at Chicago beaches, study shows

At Ohio Street Beach, 57,066 pieces of litter — nearly a ton — were collected April through October from 2003 to 2014. Of that total, 41.9 percent of items collected was cigarette butts, even though smoking has been prohibited along the lakefront since 2
Chicago Tribune
added Dec 29, 2016 00:34
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[Illinois] Chicago Softens Tobacco Flavor Ban

Rahm Emanuel reportedly supported a proposal to allow the sale of products such as menthol cigarettes and candy-flavored cigars within 500 feet of grade schools, according to the Chicago Tribune. Alderman subsequently approved the amended rule.
Convenience Store/Petroleum (CSPNet)
added Dec 19, 2016 23:09
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[Illinois] Council ends ‘tough year’ with concessions, controversy—and Cubs

By a vote of 31 to 14, the Council lifted Chicago’s 3-year-old ban on the sale of menthol cigarettes within 500 feet of elementary schools...argued that the protective bubble imposed in 2013 — five times the previous radius — became a moot point after th
Chicago Sun-Times
added Dec 16, 2016 21:23
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[Illinois] Local housing authorities tasked with enforcing smoking ban

learned last week they have a daunting task ahead of them — ensuring their buildings and perimeters are smoke-free in little more than 18 months’ time. “It’s going to be a challenge for us to enforce it,” said Greg Denton, executive director of the Alton
Illinois River Bend Telegraph
added Dec 15, 2016 11:10
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[Illinois] LOCAL CORRUPTION HITS CHICAGO, SUBURBS AND DOWNSTATE COMMUNITIES

The indictment charges Vrdolyak, who turns 79 next month, with impeding the IRS and tax evasion. He faces a maximum of eight years in prison for allegedly trying to help his co-defendant, attorney Daniel Soso of Alsip, dodge federal income taxes.
Illinois Policy
added Dec 5, 2016 22:38
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