As of January 1, 2008, the Smoke-Free Illinois Act requires that public places and places of employment be completely smoke-free inside and within 15 feet from entrances, exits, windows that open and ventilation intakes. This includes, but is not limited to:
Public places and buildings, offices, elevators, restrooms, theaters, museums, libraries, educational institutions, schools, commercial establishments, enclosed shopping centers, and retail stores.
Restaurants, bars, taverns, and gaming facilities.
Lobbies, reception areas, hallways, meeting rooms, waiting rooms, break rooms, and other common-use areas.
Concert halls, auditoriums, enclosed or partially enclosed sports arenas, bowling alleys, skating rinks, convention facilities, polling places, and private clubs.
Hospitals, health care facilities, health care clinics, child care, adult care or other similar social service care.
No less than 75% of hotel or motel sleeping quarters rented to guests.
Public conveyances, government-owned vehicles, and vehicles open to the public.
You can learn more about the Smoke Free Illinois Act. Individuals can file a complaint by calling the Illinois Department of Public Health's toll-free complaint line at 1-866-973-4646 (TTY 800-547-0466, hearing impaired use only) or online, or by contacting the City of Elgin Public Health Department at (847) 931-5934.