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American Scene: Food truck ordinance approved in Chicago
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CHICAGO — The City Council overwhelmingly approved an ordinance that allows operators of food trucks to cook onboard.
Under the ordinance, food trucks can’t park closer than 200 feet from a restaurant entrance unless they are in designated food-truck parking spots. Food trucks also will be required to have GPS to track their movements.
Chicago is known for high-end restaurants but has lagged behind other cities when it comes to the food truck craze.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s aldermen say the ordinance approved Wednesday is a good first step to expand the industry.
The trucks have been able to operate in Chicago, but chefs couldn’t cook and prepare food in their vehicles.
Chicagoan vows to block Chick-fil-A over marriage
CHICAGO — A Chicago alderman, angered by the president of Chick-fil-A’s comments about supporting traditional marriage, said he will block the company from building a restaurant in his ward.
Alderman Joe Moreno said Wednesday that unless the company comes up with a written anti-discrimination policy, Chick-fil-A will not open its first free-standing restaurant in the city as it plans to do.
“They have nothing on the books that says they do not discriminate, and they are open to everyone,” said Mr. Moreno, whose ward is on the northwest side. “I want to see that policy before they go forward.”
He said he was not worried about being sued, saying there are well-documented traffic and congestion issues in the Logan Square neighborhood that he could raise to justify his decision.
One suspect pleads guilty in plot to blow up bridge
AKRON — One of five men charged with plotting to bomb an Ohio highway bridge pleaded guilty Wednesday and agreed to testify against his co-defendants.
Anthony Hayne, 35, of Cleveland, who has a criminal record for theft and breaking and entering, pleaded to all three counts against him in U.S. District Court. His attorney, Michael O’Shea, said Hayne hopes to get leniency in return for his testimony.
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