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Our work is still not done
The Chicago Clean Indoor Air Ordinance, which took effect on January 16, 2006, prohibits smoking in nearly all public places. However, the ordinance permits smoking in bars, taverns and restaurants with bars until July 1, 2008.

That means we still have days to wait before the health and safety of every worker in Chicago is protected from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Every employee, regardless of where they work, should have same protections under the law. We shouldn't have to choose which workers are protected by the ordinance now and which ones are not for another 16 months.

Contact the Mayor & Alderman
Please contact the Mayor and your Alderman to tell them that everyone, no matter where they work, deserves the right to breathe smoke-free air immediately. When Boston and New York City went smoke-free there was no phase in period for bars, taverns and restaurants with bars. We cannot afford to wait 16 more months while secondhand smoke continues to threaten the lives of thousands of workers in Chicago.

Contact Mayor Daley: 312-744-8045

Contact Your Alderman:

Ward 1
Alderman Manuel Flores
312-744-6836
Ward 26
Alderman Billy Ocasio
773-276-4269
Ward 2
Alderman Madeline L. Haithcock
312-913-0222
Ward 27
Alderman Walter Burnett, Jr.
312-432-1995
Ward 3
Alderman Dorothy J. Tillman
773-373-3228
Ward 28
Alderman Ed Smith
773-533-0900
Ward 4
Alderman Toni Preckwinkle
773-536-8103
Ward 29
Alderman Isaac S. Carothers
773-261-4646
Ward 5
Alderman Leslie A. Hairston
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Ward 30
Alderman Ariel E. Reboyras
773-794-3095
Ward 6
Alderman Freddrenna Lyle
773-846-7006
Ward 31
Alderman Ray Suarez
773-486-6488
Ward 7
Alderman William Beavers
773-731-1515
Ward 32
Alderman Theodore Matlak
773-227-1100
Ward 8
Alderman Todd Stroger
773-874-3300
Ward 33
Alderman Richard F. Mell
773-478-8040
Ward 9
Alderman Anthony Beale
773-785-1100
Ward 34
Alderman Carrie Austin
773-928-6961
Ward 10
Alderman John Pope
312-744-3078
Ward 35
Alderman Rey Colon
773-365-3535
Ward 11
Alderman James Balcer
773-254-6677
Ward 36
Alderman William J.P. Banks
773-622-3232
Ward 12
Alderman George A. Cardenas
773-523-8250
Ward 37
Alderman Emma Mitts
773-745-2894
Ward 13
Alderman Frank Olivo
773-523-8250
Ward 38
Alderman Thomas R. Allen
773-545-3838
Ward 14
Alderman Ed Burke
773-471-1414
Ward 39
Alderman Margaret Laurino
773-736-5594
Ward 15
Alderman Theodore Thomas
773-778-9609
Ward 40
Alderman Patrick J. O'Connor
773-769-1140
Ward 16
Alderman Shirley Coleman
773-918-1670
Ward 41
Alderman Brian G. Doherty
773-792-1991
Ward 17
Alderman Latasha Thomas
773-723-0908
Ward 42
Alderman Burton F. Natarus
312-744-3062
Ward 18
Alderman Thomas W. Murphy
773-471-1991
Ward 43
Alderman Vi Daley
773-327-9111
Ward 19
Alderman Virginia A. Rugai
773-238-8766
Ward 44
Alderman Thomas M. Tunney
773-525-6034
Ward 20
Alderman Arenda Troutman
773-324-5224
Ward 45
Alderman Patrick J. Levar
773-545-2545
Ward 21
Alderman Howard Brookins Jr.
773-881-9300
Ward 46
Alderman Helen Shiller
773-878-4646
Ward 22
Alderman Ricardo Munoz
773-762-1771
Ward 47
Alderman Eugene C. Schulter
773-348-8400
Ward 23
Alderman Michael Zalewski
773-582-4444
Ward 48
Alderman Mary Ann Smith
773-784-5277
Ward 24
Alderman Michael D. Chandler
773-522-2400
Ward 49
Alderman Joseph A. Moore
773-338-5796
Ward 25
Alderman Daniel Solis
773-523-4100
Ward 50
Alderman Bernard L. Stone
773-764-5050




Many bars, taverns and restaurants with bars in Chicago have voluntarily chosen to implement the ordinance early by going smoke-free before the July 1, 2008 deadline. We applaud their efforts and encourage more restaurants, bars and taverns to join this growing list.

smoke-free bars

Beaumont Bar & Grill
2020 N. Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614
773-281-0177
Big Chicks
5024 N. Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60640
773-728-5511
Charleston
2076 N. Hoyne Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
773-489-4757
Keefer's Restaurant
20 W. Kinzie St.
Chicago, IL 60610
312-467-9525
Minibar
3341 N. Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60657
773-871-6227
Rythm
1108 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
312-492-6100
Starfish
804 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60607
312-997-2433
The New Checkerboard Lounge
5201 S. Harper Ct.
Chicago, IL 60615
773-684-1472