Chicago proposal would ban teen tanning
May 9, 2012 (CHICAGO) (WLS) -- Children under the age of 18 would not be allowed to use tanning facilities under a new City of Chicago ordinance introduced Wednesday.
Under current Illinois law, minors under the age of 14 are restricted from using a tanning facility. Under 50th Ward Alderman Debra Silverstein's ordinance, the ban would extend to minors in Chicago under the age of 18.
"We regulate cigarettes being sold to minors under the age of 18 mainly because they are harmful to our youth. I do not see why this should not be extended to barring minors under the age of 18 from tanning facilities," Silverstein said in a news release.The ordinance will be assigned to the Committee on Licensing and Consumer Protection and a hearing will follow.
- Contaminated injections traced to IL clinic
- Second video allegedly shows guard push student
- Memorial Day travel: Illinois roadways, airports busy
- ABC7 Weather Forecast
- James Ealy guilty in 2006 Burger King murder
- $1.5M boat catches fire, trespasser arrested
- Distance not the issue with CPS safe passage
- South Loop shooting injures 2
- Boy runs away from attempted kidnapper at Bell
- Free Sunday parking plan faces scrutiny
- Concealed carry bill passes Illinois House
- Photos: Skagit River Bridge Collapse on I-5
- Bears to retire Mike Ditka number
- abcnews: McDonald's CEO Scolded By 9-Year-Old
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed VideoMost Viewed Photos