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Spanish Daily Journal
     June 26, 2019      #32-177 sdj
A pile of cigarettes and cigarillos rests near the southeast corner of the Kankakee County Courthouse in late May.

Smokers lighting up too close 

Los fumadorestan un poco cerca 

KANKAKEE — Kankakee County employees may have to walk a little farther to take smoking breaks. Some are smoking too close to buildings, an official says.

On Tuesday, the county board's executive committee recommended the county enact a policy designating smoking areas farther away from entrances.

Under a 2008 state law, public places must be completely smoke-free indoors and within 15 feet from entrances, windows that open, and outside vents.

At the county courthouse, people leave a pile of cigarette butts on the ground next to an outdoor ashtray. (Employees blame the homeless for ...

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