If an Illinois worker takes a pay cut during a recession, she knows the state isn’t going to take an even bigger chunk out of her paycheck. That’s because the state income tax rate stays the same. But if her home loses value, too, she could still see her property tax bill go up. Government...View Report
So far, only two food carts have been licensed to sell tamales in Chicago.
The city’s culinary entrepreneurs may now pursue an affordable path to a legal livelihood.
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...
Despite a unanimous recommendation of approval, the Naperville City Council voted to deny Little Jimmy’s Italian Ice a permit to operate a food cart in Naperville, while allowing John’s Rib House and Joey’s Red Hots to continue to operate.
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...