Silverstein, Emanuel sponsor ordinance to warn first responders of hazardous buildings

On June 27, 2012, in Legislation, Safety, by 50th Ward

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 Firefighters, police officers and emergency responders will be warned prior to entering dangerous, abandoned buildings in the City of Chicago, under a new proposal sponsored by 50th Ward Alderman Debra Silverstein and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. The City Council voted to approve the proposal on Wednesday. The hazardous buildings ordinance calls for […]

Chicago becomes the first major U.S. city to ban minors from using tanning salons

On June 6, 2012, in Legislation, by 50th Ward

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 The Chicago City Council voted today to pass an ordinance to ban minors under the age of 18 from using tanning beds in Chicago salons. City leaders voted overwhelmingly in support of ordinance. A total of 38 aldermen co-signed the legislation. Silverstein said she is proud to see Chicago become the […]

Committee on Licensing & Consumer Protection unanimously approves proposal to ban minors from indoor tanning in Chicago salons

On May 30, 2012, in Legislation, by 50th Ward

Wednesday, May 30, 2012 The Chicago City Council’s Committee on Licensing & Consumer Protection voted unanimously today to approve Alderman Debra Silverstein’s proposal to ban minors from using tanning beds at Chicago salons. The proposal moves to the City Council for a June 6 vote. Silverstein said the testimony shows a clear need for regulations […]

Advocacy groups, doctors, public health officials back Silverstein’s indoor tanning ordinance

On May 23, 2012, in Legislation, by 50th Ward

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 The American Cancer Society, Chicago Department of Health Commissioner Bechara Choucair, MD, and the American Academy of Dermatology are among a growing group supporting Alderman Debra Silverstein’s proposal to ban Chicago minors from using tanning beds. The ordinance will be the subject of a Committee on License & Consumer Protection hearing […]

Alderman Silverstein introduces proposal to ban minors from tanning facilities

On May 9, 2012, in Legislation, Safety, by 50th Ward

Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Minors under the age of 18 would be barred from tanning facilities under a new ordinance introduced today by Alderman Debra Silverstein, 50th Ward. Under current Illinois law, minors under the age of 14 are forbidden from using a tanning facility. Under Silverstein’s ordinance, the prohibition would extend to minors under […]

Proposal to alert firefighters and first responders to dangerous truss buildings approved by Committee on Public Safety

On October 3, 2011, in Legislation, Safety, by 50th Ward

Silverstein’s new “truss ordinance” creates database of structures similar to one involved in deadly December 2010 blaze   A proposal to alert firefighters and first responders to dangerous truss buildings introduced by Alderman Debra Silverstein was approved on Monday by the City of Chicago Public Safety Committee. The new ordinance will set up a system […]

Alderman Debra Silverstein introduces rules for new package stores and late-night taverns for 50th Ward

On June 30, 2011, in Legislation, by 50th Ward

Alderman Debra Silverstein, 50th, has introduced an ordinance to limit new liquor and package store licenses. On Wednesday, Silverstein also successfully introduced a separate ordinance to limit new after-hour liquor licenses that would affect new taverns. Both ordinances were approved Wednesday by the City’s Committee on Licenses & Consumer Affairs. The moratorium is the result […]

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