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City Council to Consider Tanning Ban For Minors

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    NEWSLETTERS

    The Chicago City Council reconvenes at 10 a.m. Wednesday to discuss multiple issues and proposed ordinances. Here's a look at some of the top items.

    Tanning ban for minors: The council will consider an ordinance banning minors from tanning salons. The ordinance would forbid salons from letting anyone under 18 years old from using tanning beds, even with a parent's permission. Violators would face fines of up to $250 for each offense. A council committee approved the measure last week.

    Wrigley Building: The council recognizes the iconic Wrigley Building as an official Chicago landmark. The building is nearly 100 years old.

    Protection of Chicago’s ash trees: The City Council’s Finance Committee this week approved a $1.4 million resolution urging the protection of ash trees and parkway nature. If treatment from the harmful and invasive emerald ash borer beetle is not ramped up, removal of Chicago’s ash trees, one of the most common trees in the city, would cost $70 million to $100 million within the next decade.