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[Illinois] Fire destroys apartment: Cigarette thought to be cause of blaze in historic Alton building

A fire, likely caused by an unwatched cigarette, destroyed an apartment in a historic Alton building and heavily damaged two other single-bedroom units Saturday morning. Firefighters were called to 2441 Mills Avenue at approximately 11:37 a.m. Alton Fire
Illinois River Bend Telegraph
added Nov 29, 2015 15:45

[Illinois] Elgin City Council moves along smoking and tobacco use ban for parks

The Elgin City Council Wednesday night unanimously moved along an ordinance that would prohibit smoking and tobacco use of any sort in all city parks and recreation facilities with the exception of the city's three golf courses, the lawn at Festival Park
Chicago Tribune
added Nov 21, 2015 21:17

[Illinois] Local housing authorities ban smoking before the proposed nationwide mandate

Five years ago Winnebago County paved the way for Stateline public housing to ban smoking. It prepared its public housing residents for the change long before it actually happened. Alan Zais, Winnebago County Housing Authority Executive Director, state
WREX-TV Channel 13 (Rockford, IL)
added Nov 17, 2015 15:36

[Illinois] AUDIO: Next Moves in Tobacco Suit?

in a case shelved on a technicality, Illinois smokers had been awarded $10.1 billion in a class-action case against Philip Morris. The plaintiffs' grounds were that Big Tobacco marketed “low-tar” and “light” cigarettes as safe.
Alton Daily News · WBGZ 1570 AM
added Nov 17, 2015 14:25

[Illinois] E-Cigarette Tax Tweaked by Council Committee

Aldermen are tweaking a tax on e-cigarettes to put the emphasis on the volume of liquid nicotine consumed rather than the containers sold. Ald. Joe Moreno (1st) called it a "crucial Issue ... right-sizing the amount we're charging" in testimony before M
added Nov 16, 2015 22:55

[Illinois] Housing authorities consider going smoke-free

Springfield Housing Authority leaders have been looking at rules at other housing authorities where smoking bans have already been implemented, and they've found that those that have phased it in and coupled it with smoking cessation programs were the mo
(IL) State Journal-Register
added Nov 16, 2015 04:02

[Illinois] Citgo gas station accuses Chicago of abuse of power in denying tobacco license

A Chicago gas station is suing the city and Mayor Rahm Emanuel, alleging abuse of power in denying a tobacco license...when the plaintiff applied in July 2014 for a tobacco license, it was denied because of the negative background of Ahmad Alghazali, the
Cook County (IL) Record (U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform)
added Nov 12, 2015 01:48

[Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, Texas] FDA Shuts Down Tobacco Sales at Stores That Sell to Minors

shut down tobacco sales at eight shops that have repeatedly sold products to kids under 18. The stores — in New Jersey, Michigan, Missouri, Maryland and Illinois — have 30 days to stop selling tobacco products or appeal, the FDA said.
Texhoma (KFDX NBC 3, KJTL FOX 18 and KJBO MyTV 35) (Wichita Falls, TX)
added Nov 11, 2015 02:31

[Illinois] Ex-student sues college for excessive force by police

suing an Illinois college alleging two campus police officers used excessive force during a videotaped arrest sparked by her smoking on campus. Jaclyn Pazera alleges in the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Chicago that two officers forced her to th
AP - Associated Press
added Nov 7, 2015 01:57

UPDATE 1-Illinois top court voids $10.1 bln Philip Morris 'light' verdict

* Smokers claim were misled by ads for "light" cigarettes * Plaintiffs can still pursue case in Illinois Supreme Court (Adds statements from plaintiffs' lawyer, Philip Morris)
added Nov 6, 2015 21:10
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