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[Illinois] IWAN RIES & CO. LEADS LAWSUIT TO BLOCK CHICAGO TOBACCO TAX INCREASE

On Tuesday, a group led by historic Chicago cigar retailer Iwan Ries & Co. filed a legal challenge to the city of Chicago’s pending tobacco tax increase, asserting that the increase is in violation of state law. The store is joined by the National Asso
HalfWheel
added Jun 2, 2016 19:39
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Jim Dey: High court extinguishes Illinois tobacco case

Plaintiffs' lawyer Stephen Tillery said the court's action was "obviously disappointing" but that his investment of time and money was worth it. "... the case was socially significant and brought into public view facts that needed to be revealed," he sa
Champaign (IL) News-Gazette
added Jun 26, 2016 19:52
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[Illinois] Bethalto man burned when cigarette ignites his oxygen tank

A man who used oxygen to help him breathe suffered head and facial burns when his cigarette ignited, fire officials said. The (Alton) Telegraph reports the man, described only as in his mid-50s, was injured Wednesday.
AP - Associated Press
added Apr 12, 2013 13:15
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[Illinois] Case Information Summary for Case Number 2016-L-050356: IWAN RIES CO v. CITY CHICAGO

Activity Date: 6/2/2016 Participant: IWAN RIES CO FILE AMENDMENT OR ADDITIONAL OR AMENDED PLEADINGS - ALLOWED -
Lexis Nexis
added Jun 10, 2016 21:32
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[Illinois] CHICAGO PASSES NEW CIGAR TAX; RAISES MINIMUM TOBACCO PURCHASING AGE TO 21

Today, the Chicago City Council voted 35-10 in favor of raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco from 18 to 21 and increasing taxes on a variety of tobacco products, including cigars. The move roughly a month after the same City Council moved to dela
HalfWheel
added Mar 17, 2016 12:35
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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] EXCLUSIVE: Major illegal, counterfeit cigarette bust in Cook County

A major black market bust of illegal cigarettes is fueling concern that the underground tobacco market will get even worse when the Cook County tax on a pack of cigarettes goes up by $1 Friday. A truckload of smokes, all with seemingly-real tax stamps,
WLS-TV ABC7 (Chicago, IL)
added Mar 2, 2013 01:41
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[Illinois] Cigarette smugglers taking advantage of Missouri’s low tax rate

Smugglers are making thousands of dollars just by driving cigarettes from St. Louis to Chicago because tax rates make one pack of cigarettes $6 more expensive in The Windy City. Fox 2 News recently followed a suspected cigarette smuggler in north St. Lou
KTVI myfox St. Louis (MO)
added Nov 26, 2016 01:55
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[Illinois] LETTER: Giant lawsuit against tobacco companies keeps coming back

In Madison County, there is a lawsuit, which much like a zombie attack, keeps coming back again and again. Madison County Circuit Judge Dennis Ruth is currently deliberating on whether or not to bring back a $10.1 billion lawsuit against tobacco companie
St. Louis (MO) Post-Dispatch
added Sep 4, 2012 12:28
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[Illinois] Wilmington parks become tobacco free thanks to teen-led initiative

Most city parks in Wilmington are now entirely tobacco-free, thanks to two local high school students’ advocacy and a supportive City Council. Members of the council earlier this month unanimously passed an ordinance that prohibits the use of all tobacco
Chicago Suburban Newspapers
added Dec 23, 2015 20:24
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