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[Illinois] The 50-year war on smoking is far from won

Public health and medical organizations know what needs to be done to reduce the number of smokers and prevent kids from starting to smoke, Sward said. Policy changes are needed, she added, but politicians are afraid to challenge the tobacco industry's st
Chicago Tribune
added Feb 26, 2015 17:25
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[Illinois] Flight Attendant Union Joins Senator Durbin to Celebrate Smoke-Free Skies -- CHICAGO, Feb. 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --

Today, members of the Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA) join Senator Durbin (D-IL) at a press conference at O'Hare to celebrate 25 years of the in-flight smoking ban and the epic battle waged to achieve smoke-free skies.
PR Newswire
added Feb 23, 2015 21:59
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Bill would ban indoor use of electronic cigarettes in Illinois

Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, introduced House Bill 2404 last week. The bill would ban the use of electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, indoors. Willis said she filed the legislation because she did not want Illinois to make the same mistake it di
(IL) State Journal-Register
added Feb 17, 2015 18:05
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Bill would ban indoor use of electronic cigarettes in Illinois

Rep. Kathleen Willis, D-Addison, introduced House Bill 2404 last week. The bill would ban the use of electronic cigarettes, known as vaping, indoors. Willis said she filed the legislation because she did not want Illinois to make the same mistake it did
(IL) State Journal-Register
added Feb 17, 2015 11:50
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[Illinois] Jim Dey: Justice's legal foes continue their attack

trial lawyers...are trying to force a judge they consider unfriendly—Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier—off the case....Tillery's motion alleges bias. Philip Morris lawyers will dispute that when they file a response due Thursday (Feb . 19).
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Feb 15, 2015 11:17
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[Illinois] Ethics experts say recusal theory in $10 billion tobacco case is defective

Plaintiffs seeking to remove Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier from review of their $10 billion judgment against cigarette maker Philip Morris advanced a theory with no stopping point, ethics experts swear.
Madison County (IL) Record
added Feb 12, 2015 19:28
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[Illinois] Supreme Tort: The Campaign To Fire Justice Lloyd Karmeier

The cloud that’s been raining on Karmeier’s Supreme Court career comprises two cases. ... a $10.1 billion victory in the class action Price v. Philip Morris. In that case, the plaintiffs convinced a judge that the tobacco company defrauded customers by ma
90.7 KWMU-FM (St. Louis, MO)
added Feb 11, 2015 00:17
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[Illinois] COONEY: The big money campaign to deny taxpayers' constitutional right to seek justice from our courts

Tobacco, big oil, pharmaceutical, and insurance companies have invested heavily in organizations, such as the U.S. Chamber and ATRA... The next time you hear cries of “tort reform” from the usual suspects, remember it’s profits, not principles that lie be
Madison County (IL) Record
added Feb 10, 2015 23:55
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[Illinois] ARCHIVE: Karmeier confident he will be retained

advertisements specifically contended that Karmeier overturned nine-figure settlements in the Philip Morris and State Farm suits just a few years after those companies channeled more than $4 million into Karmeier’s contentious 2004 election bid for Illino
The Southern Illinoisan
added Feb 10, 2015 19:18
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Illinois Supreme Court justice draws fire in tobacco case

Plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit against the tobacco company again are seeking to remove Justice Lloyd Karmeier, citing in part $500,000 in contributions by Altria Group, Philip Morris' parent company, to a group that supported Karmeier in the Nov. 4
Crain's Chicago Business
added Feb 10, 2015 18:02
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