But don't light up in Kane County buddy.
The St Charles Sun on the proposed smoking ban for the Tri Cities. It may expand to all Kane County.
In two weeks, the city councils in Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles may be voting on the same ordinance to ban smoking in public places, including public restaurants and bars. Council committees in Batavia and St. Charles already have taken public testimony on a draft ordinance, and Geneva's council heard testimony at its Committee of the Whole meeting Monday night (Jan. 22). All three cities have posted draft copies of the ordinance on their Web sites, and are taking e-mail testimony there, too.And their editorial today backs it up.
I quit a pack a day in Oct 1986. I would appreciate smoke free restaurants and taverns, but this sure smacks of big brother. I've got Senator Obama telling me how to be a Dad, and now St Charles tells me Dad can't have a smoke; at least in the gin mill.
What's Rich Whitney's stand here: guns but no cigars?
Update: from the The Nicotianist Fellowship
"My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass"Guess it's a Church vs State thing too.
(Deuteronomy, Chapter 32, Verse 2)