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Statewide residential fire sprinkler effort derailed in Illinois

August 12, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

ORLAND PARK, Ill.—Illinois this summer appeared poised to become the third state in the nation to adopt residential sprinkler requirements statewide, with the Illinois State Fire Marshal recommending the state's first update of its fire code in 11 years. But facing strong opposition from Chicago city officials, homebuilders' and realtors' groups, Fire Marshal Larry Matkaitis on Aug. 2 withdrew his proposal to update the state fire code, NFPA 101: Life Safety Code, from the 2000...

Chicago Tribune, Kevin Lehan, Larry Matkaitis, LSE, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), NIFSAB, Tom Lia

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