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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...

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Illinois home fire sprinkler initiatives under way

July 11, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

ORLAND PARK, Ill.—Whether it's through a town-by-town adoption of new residential fire sprinkler requirements or via a new effort to require sprinklers in homes statewide, Illinois is making progress toward mandating the life safety devices in more and more homes, according to Tom Lia, executive director of the Northern Illinois Fire Sprinkler Advisory Board (NIFSAB).In June, Lia said, the village of Gurnee, Ill., joined a growing number of communities in the state that have adopted residential...

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