On July 23, 2007, Governor Rod Blagojevich signed the Smoke-Free Illinois Act, which bans smoking indoors in all public places. This new law, which will become effective on January 1, 2008, prohibits smoking in a public place or in any place of employment or within 15 feet of any entrance to a public place or place of employment. Questions can be directed to the Director of Environmental Health at 815-244-8855 or you can find helpful information on the following websites:
We would like to partner with you to help this transition be as smooth as possible. We are currently in the process of developing procedures and will keep you updated as more information becomes available.