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05/22/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Chicago Overturns Foie Gras ban

Chicagoans can feast on foie gras once more. The Chicago City Council just repealed the ban on its sale that it put in place two years ago.

Monica Davey, the Times's Chicago bureau chief, says the ban has been a source of embarrassment for the city and the repeal comes as residents have accused officials of trying to micromanage people's lives, with talk of prohibiting smoking even outside along the lakefront and eliminating transfats from restaurants.

No other American city has prohibited foie gras' sale, but California has passed a law banning it as of 2012.

The Chicago council's vote was 37-6, according to the Chicago Tribune's Web site.

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