First 100% comprehensive municipal smoke-free ordinances

Wilmette, one of the 21 communities exempt from state preemption, passes the first 100% comprehensive smoke-free ordinance in Illinois.  The ordinance prohibits smoking in publically accessible places, including restaurants, bars, and clubs.  The ordinance was supported by Wilmette residents Joel Africk, RHA President & CEO, and Diana Hackbarth, ICAT member and RHA Board of Directors.  Wilmette would soon be followed by Evanston and Skokie (2004), and Highland Park (2005).