Illinois Cracks Down on Cigarette Smu...

Illinois Cracks Down on Cigarette Smuggling

There are 15 comments on the Fox2Now story from Feb 24, 2010, titled Illinois Cracks Down on Cigarette Smuggling. In it, Fox2Now reports that:

Bootleggers beware. A warning in Illinois promises anyone smuggling cigarettes will be punished.

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Florissant, MO

#1 Feb 24, 2010
Here we go again, illi noise is a master at screwin people out of money.

Saint Louis, MO

#3 Feb 24, 2010
Get real! They like every other state cannot stop marijuana from smuggled in, distributed and SMOKED! How in the he'll do they expect to stop cigarettes from getting across state lines?

A tax increase at the state level will not work AT ALL! What are they going to do setup check points at the border, have under cover cops looking for people buying cartons in surrounding states or check every gas station, food mart and liquior store in Illinois. Another stupid law concocted by some paper weights in office.

Dearborn, MI

#4 Feb 24, 2010
We have to make sure every dime of tax money gets into IL, so our politicians can steal it!

United States

#5 Feb 24, 2010
This is the dumbest thing yet and it is getting worst. These damn States.. are coming apart the same way they formed a Union. A person should be able to buy as many cig they want anywhere in this country. WE the people of the united states in order to form a_more perfect that for a moment. Your history tells U that they were not as one in the beginning. An awful lot of fighting brought them togeather, and a lot of fines and arguing is whats going to break them apart. This law is as bad as the liqour. It seems as if U are going into another country. We do need gov. intervention in a lot of things. I always thought that the people were the Gov.But now days the gov. is spoken of as a seperate org.Prepare people, One day U will have to have a boarder pass to come to these states, and real soon.

Seattle, WA

#6 Feb 24, 2010
Here is a thought - bring the Illinois tax down to match Missouri's tax - problem sloved. Otherwise, Illinois will continue to loss revenue and waste taxpayers money on signs that frankly, will be ignored.
real short

Saint Peters, MO

#7 Feb 25, 2010
Thats okay. Instead of going to Missouri every few months and buying a dozen cartons, I'll just go every couple weeks and buy a couple cartons and I'll fill my gas tank up while in Missouri with their cheaper gas and Illinois will lose even more tax money from me.

Park Hills, MO

#8 Feb 25, 2010
More Communism at work. Hitlers Ideas never died did they?

Jefferson City, MO

#9 Feb 25, 2010
Everyone just move to MO!

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Feb 25, 2010
Wake up people ! The goverment has been in our homes and lives TOO much for TOO long. They started out with the churches telling us how many children to have to the goverment plotting in our black neighborhoods with Planned Parent Hood and abortion clinics, since the other tactics didn't work, to banning cigarettes from establishments, including forcing private owners to ban smoking, to banning it OUTSIDE !!!! What's next BIG BROTHER ? It's time WE as people remember OUR rights under the constitution ! Don't let them continue to rule. As for cigarettes in Illinois, and everywhere else, they wouldn't be so high if WE people fight back period ! Stop this madness of control..........
real short

Saint Peters, MO

#11 Feb 26, 2010
I posted yesterday that Illinois will not only lose my cigarette tax but also my gas tax. I forgot to mention that they already lost my casino business when they started the smoking ban in casinos and elsewhere. When I'm gambling, I'm not going to get up and go outside to smoke. I go where I can smoke while I gamble. I feel like I'm supporting Missouri and not my state but if they want to ream me on everything, I won't support them.
packer backer

Fontana, WI

#12 Mar 12, 2010
well illinois is ok with wisconsin smokers crossing over into illinois and buying in illinois and they reap the tax benefitr can't have it both ways
just pissed off

Waterloo, IA

#13 Mar 17, 2010
What we need are less police,more stuipid taxes, and less goverment not more taxes,harassment,intimination, and just plain stupidity from Illinois. this is the United States not Russa!
just pissed off

Waterloo, IA

#14 Mar 17, 2010
I think singleing out smokers is just wrong.

United States

#15 Mar 24, 2010
Do you think Illinois has its priorities messed up? What about oh .....lets say illegal immagrants isnt that against the law?
John Brown

United States

#16 Mar 24, 2010
Yes! Come to Missouri to get gas and cigarettes! I would love to see that corrupt state of Illinois lose even more money! Daley and his goons have stolen enough from the taxpayers already.

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