Will mayor, group ignite effort to end smoking in Chicago parks?

Posted: 9/3/2014

From RedEye Chicago:

Smokers may no longer be allowed to light up cigarettes as they watch bands play at Lollapalooza, Pitchfork, Riot Fest or North Coast music festivals in Chicago.

That's if a push to ban smoking in the city's nearly 600 city parks - some of them home to big-ticket concerts - gains traction. At one point Mayor Emanuel backed such a plan, but in recent days his staff didn't sound as enthusiastic about making park visitors kiss their ash goodbye.

But the possibility of a ban in parks has smokers fired up. Read more.