Two storefronts in downtown Waukegan have been battling over a secondhand smoke conflict for years. Julie Contreras operates a community center and church in a building that LULAC has owned since 1974 on Genesee Street. A few years ago, ‘A Cuban Experience’ moved in next door, and according to Contreras, they promised to install the proper ventilation for their smoking…
A community activist alleges that city and county officials are not doing enough to protect her from the secondhand smoke that has migrated into her building. NBC 5’s Hilda Gutierrez investigates.