Smokers might think twice before tossing a cigarette butt out the car window if a new bill clears the legislature. That's because doing so could come with a 50-dollar fine. Supporters hope the measure will help clean up the streets. Opponents say the idea is distasteful.
Democrat State Representative Deb Mell of Chicago is behind the measure, which she says will help clean up the streets. The bill passed the Illinois House and is headed to the state Senate.