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Illinois Cigarette Tax Hike

Cigarette Packs Now $1 More After Tax Hike Went Into Effect Sunday

Posted 06.25.2012 | Chicago

It's about to hurt even more to light up a cigarette in Illinois: in addition to the health risks associated with smoking, the habit will be more dama...

Illinois Legislators Vote To Double Cigarette Tax

Posted 05.30.2012 | Chicago

The Illinois Senate voted 31-27 Tuesday in favor of raising the state tax on cigarettes by $1, from 98 cents to $1.98 per pack. The House approved ...

Quinn: Cigarette Tax Hike Could Offset Medicaid Cuts

Posted 04.23.2012 | Chicago

As part of a larger strategy to help balance the budget of Illinois' Medicaid program, Gov. Pat Quinn has proposed raising the tax on cigarettes acros...