Some Illinois lawmakers want people to be able to shop for cars on Sundays but not everyone is on board with the idea. A 1983 state law requires the dealers to close on Sundays. Illinois Senator Jim Oberweis is looking to lift the ban. He says the state shouldn’t be allowed to regulate business hours but the head of a car dealers group doesn’t want change.
Joe McMahon with the Illinois Automobile Dealers Association says the one day closure isn’t hurting car sales because most buyers only come in when they know what they want. But federal officials say that hurts the market and makes it harder for customers to find the right vehicle.