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Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 at 12:58 PM
By Associated Press

Illinois Colleges to Be Smoke-Free Indoors and Out

Illinois Colleges to Be Smoke-Free Indoors and Out

Illinois' public colleges are going smoke-free — indoors and out — starting next summer. Read »

Thursday, Mar 10, 2011 at 8:00 PM
By Phil Rogers

Public Opinion Points to Keeping Smoking Ban

Bars, casinos say ban has been detrimental to business. Read »

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