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Sports betting, more casinos approved by House Sports betting, more casinos approved by House

Sports betting, more casinos approved by House

House lawmakers approved a plan that would bring sports betting to Illinois along with six more potential casinos in a special extended session Saturday.

Dollar-a-pack tax increase on cigarettes advances to Senate Dollar-a-pack tax increase on cigarettes advances to Senate

Dollar-a-pack tax increase on cigarettes advances to Senate

A pack of cigarettes will cost an extra dollar in Illinois if the Senate approves a bill passed Saturday by the House.

Buried on page 170 of an 800-page bill providing funds for vertical infrastructure projects is a usage tax increase on cigarettes and a new tax on e-cigarettes.

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