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In 2017, the Illinois General Assembly passed Public Act 100-0200 to update the Illinois Smoke Detector Act. Public Act 100-0200 requires all Illinois single and multi-family homes to have a smoke alarm with a sealed 10-year battery by January 1, 2023. The legislator provided several exceptions to this law—please review to see if your community is exempt. First, any building built after 1988 is not required to have 10-year sealed batteries installed. Second, any dwelling with a wireless integrated alarm system that uses low-power radio frequency communications does not need to install a 10-year sealed battery. Finally, any dwelling with

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