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Jay Dreyer :: Insanity in Chicago

Insanity in Chicago

I love Chicago…it’s probably my favorite city in the U.S. Maybe it’s because I have a lot of friends there, or the pizza, or the bars, or the incredible amount of things to see and do. I don’t know what it is.

Anyway, I think Chicago is losing it. Now that they’ve banned smoking in the city, it looks like people have moved on to more serious issues. Reducing crime? Nope. Improving the schools? Uh uh. They’ve identified the new public enemy number one in the Windy City as none other than foie gras. That’s right. Get it while you can because as of August 22nd, you’ll have to head out to Schaumberg or Barrington to feed that foie gras fix. Nice job, Chicago city council! This would have made a good Sufjan Stevens song for Illinoise. Oh well. – Chicago saying au revoir to foie gras – Aug 14, 2006


| posted 08/14/2006 11:42 PM

Permanent link to this comment  Joe  on  08/18/2006 02:44 PM  said: 

Somebody needs to tell PETA that life is not fair, especially when you are not at the top of the food chain.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go get some KFC…

Permanent link to this comment  Walker Hamilton  on  08/25/2006 04:43 PM  said: 

Actually, this is fairly old news. The smoking ban went into effect already at restaurants and eating establishments that fit a certain criteria. In 2008 it goes into effect for all establishments.

The foie gras ban also already went into effect (months ago).

I feel that this was a moment of levity for the council because it then went on to pass legislation regarding big box stores and the wages they are required to pay when the store exists within the city limits. (Very divisive!) It passed.