(CBS) — Mayor Emanuel is proposing an expansion of the city of Chicago’s curfew law to include somewhat older teenagers.

WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Emanuel says he wants to bring the city’s curfew law in line with the state’s, which covers 17 year olds. The city curfew currently goes up to 16.

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The mayor admits that 17 year olds probably won’t like it.

“That may be true, but they may be safe also,” he said. “The goal isn’t what is popular; the goal is what keeps our kids safe and what is consistent.”

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Ald. Ray Suarez (31st) thinks it is a good idea.

“There’s a lot of 17 year olds that are causing problems out there. If you are a teenager at 17 and you are not causing any problems I don’t think you have to fear this law,” Suarez said.

But 9th Ward Alderman Anthony Beale says he wants to keep kids safe, but isn’t so sure about this.

“17 may be a little bit of a stretch, but we are going to look at it. If we need to amend it we are going to amend it,” Beale said.

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There will be hearings.