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Smoking law may not be complete: Attorney doubts city can ban it in bars, bowling alleys.

Publication Date: 8/17/2005
  • Author:CHRIS WETTERICH
  • Publication:The State Journal-Register
Last week, Gov. Rod Blagojevich signed a bill that most believe allows cities to ban smoking in public places, including bowling alleys and bars.

But Springfield's legal department seems to have a different interpretation.

City attorney Jenifer Johnson has concerns that because the original Illinois Clean Indoor Air Act excluded bowling alleys and bars from its definition of public places, the new law, which amends the original act, does not allow cities to regulate smoking in them.