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A bill signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn on August 16 will add cigarette butts to the state’s Litter Control Act come January 1, a violation that carries a potential Class B misdemeanor charge and a fine up to $1,500. So be careful with your butts, smokers.
Illinois’ Littering Control Act also requires the owner of any business or public owner to provide receptacles for the proper disposal of litter. If no receptables are provided, owners face a $100 fine and a petty offense charge.