No smoking ban problems in Rock County
Police officials in both Janesville and Beloit say it's been quiet, with no complaints. They also say smokers have known this day was coming for a long time so the anger has had time to simmer.
Beloit city manager, Larry Arft says the city has been busy processing the final requests from bars and taverns to build outdoor patios or decks to accommodate smokers. He says in some cases, the city has had to rezone property or sign conditional use permits, in order for the addition to meet city codes.