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The village of Lake Zurich became the 28th municipality in the state to raise the age to purchase cigarettes, e-cigarettes and other tobacco products to 21 Monday night. The village board unanimously approved the plan, which was endorsed by the Lake Zur
Normal has raised the minimum age to buy tobacco and vaping products from 18 to 21. The town joins the ranks of 26 other Illinois communities with similar laws, including Peoria and Washington. The change goes into effect Dec. 1. The unanimous council
Efforts to raise the age to 21 to legally buy tobacco in the state failed in the Illinois House Wednesday. The House only mustered 62 votes in the effort to override Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of the legislation known as Tobacco 21. Seventy-one votes were
“For too long, corner stores across the country have looked like Baskin Robbins – with an array of flavored cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “I’m glad the FDA is finally stepping up and following Chicago’s lead in the fight
BySun-Times Editorial Board If there’s one thing we’re dead sure about when it comes to e-cigarettes, it’s this: Whatever it takes to keep them out of the hands of young people, do it. We reject the argument of e-cigarette makers that teens haven’t
The city is planning to file suit Tuesday in Cook County Circuit Court against eight companies that sold e-cigarette products to people under age 21 in the past month, the Emanuel administration said. The sales were part of a sting operation launched by
A. This is an increasingly more common complaint. The association’s governing documents can offer relief if they include the typical language that prohibits residents from engaging in noxious or offensive conduct or conduct that may be an annoyance to ot
A City Council committee will consider a proposal Thursday that would roughly double the tax on e-cigarettes and require the devices and related products be sold from behind store counters. The policy, introduced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel, is designed to r
Investigators seeking the cause of Chicago’s deadliest fire in well over a decade were searching the porch area where the blaze started for evidence of fireworks, cigarettes or other smoking materials, a fire official said Monday.
Starting July 1 Housing Authority of the City of Danville properties will be smoke-free. Planning for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s new regulations has been occurring for the last couple of years.