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Tobacco bills’ progress in veto session appear stalled Tobacco bills’ progress in veto session appear stalled

Tobacco bills’ progress in veto session appear stalled

Bills aimed at curbing where Illinoisans can use electronic smoking devices and with what flavorings appear halted until the spring session of the General Assembly. One bill would loop electronic cigarettes into the Smoke Free Illinois Act. The other would ban flavored cartridges and pods used in such devices.

Q&A: Karmeier reflects on ‘privilege’ of leading state’s highest court Q&A: Karmeier reflects on ‘privilege’ of leading state’s highest court

Q&A: Karmeier reflects on ‘privilege’ of leading state’s highest court

Lloyd Karmeier is the third Illinois Supreme Court justice from Nashville, home to about 3,200 people two hours south of Springfield. Karmeier said “almost every one” of the cases the state’s highest court has considered over the 15 years he spent on the bench has been “interesting.” Perhaps the most important were two that established state employee pensions as...
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