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Illinois Smoking Ban

Illinois House Votes To Lift Casino Smoking Ban

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.30.2011 | Chicago

SPRINGFIELD -- The Illinois House voted Tuesday to lift a smoking ban in all of the state's casinos during a debate that pitted the health of bettors ...

Will Smoking Return To Illinois Bars?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

If legislation that passed committee Wednesday becomes law, Illinois could make a notorious kind of history: the state could be the first in America t...

Changes Made To Statewide Smoking Ban

Chicago Tribune | Judith Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The Illinois House today gave thumbs up to legislation that would amend the state's year-old smoking ban, addressing enforcement problems that have ar...

Smoking Ban Helps Some Businesses, Hurts Others

Chicago Sun-Times | Monifa Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Before the state smoking ban went into effect last Jan. 1, many bar and restaurant owners feared that the new law would have a disastrous impact on bu...

Residential Smoking Bans Could Become Commonplace

RedEye | Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Vehemently opposed to what he considers an unconstitutional smoking ban, Jake Perry takes heart that smoking is sacred in the privacy of his own home....

State Casino Revenue Drops: Blame The Smoking Ban?

Chicago Tribune | Jeff Long, Liam Ford and Erika Slife | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The struggling economy has dealt a bad hand to the nation's usually robust gambling business, a downturn made even worse in Illinois, where the state'...

Less Than 50 Restaurants Cited For Smoking Ban Violations

NBC 5 | Matt Bartosik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

It's been nearly one year since the statewide smoking ban took effect. How have Chicago businesses been coping? The Department of Public Health has t...