The proposed Illinois statewide Coal Tar Pavement Sealant Ban, HB 2958, is dead for another year. These sealants are banned locally in Winnetka, Highland Park and Barrington. Local bans not only help protect residents from the health risks of these products, but also demonstrate to state officials that their constituents are in favor of banning these toxic products. You can help by contacting your local elected officials (Mayors, Village Presidents and Trustees, City Councils, etc.) to ask that they pass a coal tar sealant ban in your municipality. Elected officials in some communities have indicated a willingness to ban Coal Tar Sealants, but need a little encouragement from residents. How about your city/town? For more information on Northbrook’s efforts, click here.