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Illinois Cigarette Tax Increase

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...

Cigarette Taxes Could Go Up $1 A Pack

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

In the summer of 2009, Illinois governor Pat Quinn cobbled together bipartisan support for a $31 billion capital spending bill. The ambitious legislat...

Senate Passes Cigarette Tax On Second Try

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The Illinois Senate rejected higher cigarette taxes Thursday, but then reversed course and approved a $1-a-pack increase les...

Cigarette Tax Increase Advances In Senate

Chicago Tribune | Ashley Rueff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The state's cigarette tax would leap by $1 over two years under a proposal a Senate committee approved today while hoping to come up with more money t...

Illinois Plans Cigarette Tax Increase

Chicago Public Radio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

At a time when the state is struggling with a major budget crisis, state lawmakers may turn to smokers to raise money. The plan calls for a one dolla...