Chicago stadiums may go completely tobacco free

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Friday, March 11, 2016

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Professional baseball players could be banned from using smokeless tobacco in Chicago.

A proposal is in front of the City Council from 14th Ward Alderman Ed Burke, who wants to ban players from using chewing tobacco at Wrigley and U.S. Cellular fields.

The ban would also include high school, college and other amateur sporting events.

Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston have similar bans in place.

U.S. Senator Dick Durbin will testify in support of the ban during a council committee hearing on the proposal tomorrow.