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    Smoke detector rules approved as ‘home museums’ crackdown, ‘clean air’ industrial ordinances stall 

    Aldermen on Tuesday approved an ordinance designed to gradually modernize smoke detectors in Chicago homes, but two other major citywide proposals ran aground amid lingering disputes. 

    Ald. Tom Tunney (44), chair of the City Council Committee on Zoning, Landmarks and Building Standards, shelved a proposal O2020-6185) by Ald. Sophia King (4) to restrict the opening of “cultural exhibits and libraries” in residential zoning districts. The ordinance would require homeowners to apply to the City Council or Zoning Board of Appeals if they want to establish a so-called “home museum” in their house. 

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