Chicago a step closer to lifting ban on food carts

By Hilary Gowins
09/16/2015
Today, the Chicago Committee on License and Consumer Protection voted in favor of an ordinance that would legalize food carts in the city. Now the ordinance moves to the full City Council, which will meet on Sept. 24 for a vote. Chicago is one of the only major U.S. cities that bans food carts; these...

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Food-cart ban harms immigrants, new entrepreneurs

By Bryant Jackson-Green
08/25/2014
There’s no right more basic than the right to earn a living to support yourself and your family. And for decades, that’s what street vendors have been trying to do. From elote-cart owners in Little Village to ice-cream carts along North Avenue Beach, entrepreneurs – who are often recent immigrants – have supported themselves by...

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