URBANA – Some Urbana City Council members are hesitant about enacting a ban on smoking in bars, restaurants and other public places, after the Champaign City Council failed to take any action on the issue this week.
But Urbana Mayor Laurel Prussing said she welcomes input on the issue and said the city council would likely hold a public hearing on the issue in coming weeks, similar to what occurred in Champaign on Tuesday night.
CHAMPAIGN – Light up, everybody! Champaign apparently isn't going to become a smoke-free city in any way, shape or form.
In front of a standing-room-only crowd Tuesday night, the Champaign City Council narrowly rejected a proposal to ban smoking in city restaurants, bars and other public places.