Category Archives: Politics


Mom-and-Pop Joints Are Trouncing America’s Big Restaurant Chains

Leslie Patton | Bloomberg | May 16, 2017 There’s a limit to unlimited breadsticks after all. Americans are rejecting the consistency of national restaurant chains after decades of dominance in favor of the authenticity of locally owned eateries, with their daily specials and Mom’s watercolors decorating the walls. It’s a turning point in the history

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Chicago Alderman Seek Control Over All City Licenses In Their Wards

Austin Berg | ChicagoNow | April 4, 2017 Chicago’s 50 aldermen hold near-despotic control over commercial activity within their wards. This has lead to an unrivaled culture of graft, greed and corruption within Windy City municipal government. But instead of taking steps to roll back extraordinary powers, some aldermen are dead set on expanding them.

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Love Hot Dog Carts? You May See A Lot More Of Them This Summer

Heather Cherone | Feb 9, 2017 THE LOOP — Chicagoans may have more street dining options this summer if the City Council slashes the cost of licenses required to sell everything from hot dogs and tamales to crepes and corn. The changes, put forward by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as part of a larger overhaul of

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Food and Restaurant Industry Split About Donald Trump Presidency

By: Julie Jargon and Annie Gasparro | November 9, 2016 | Food is food, but investors in companies that serve it at restaurants are viewing the election of Donald Trump differently than those who invest in businesses that package and sell it to supermarkets. The restaurant industry’s lobbying group said it expects President-elect Trump

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Trump Victory Leaves Questions For Business

By: Joe Kefauver | November 9, 2016 | A big chunk of American citizens and corporate leaders are going to wake up this morning, tomorrow and the next day with more questions than answers on the heels of Trump’s shocking win. Nowhere are there more questions about the future than on Wall Street. The simple

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