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Chicago Bureaucracy

Felony Franks To Close After Years Of Battling City

Posted 06.04.2012 | Chicago

After years of battling the city and nearby businesses for the right to stay open, the owner of a landmark Chicago hot dog stand famous for employing ...

Kitchen Found 'Not Liable' For City Fines, But Remain Incensed

Posted 10.29.2011 | Chicago

When Logan Square Kitchen owner Zina Murray announced last week that she was heading to court to challenge three violations she described as "groundle...

Shared Kitchen 'Fed Up' After 19 City Health Inspections

Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago

The Logan Square Kitchen, a collective kitchen space based on Chicago's near Northwest Side is no stranger to red tape, but after nearly 20 inspection...

Two Years Later, City Allows Chicago Hot Dog Stand To Hang Their Sign

Posted 10.12.2011 | Chicago

The owner of Felony Franks, a prison-themed West Side hot dog stand, on Thursday installed a sign advertising his business following a two-year legal ...

City Rolls Out Red Tape For Bike-Powered Pub Crawl

Posted 09.20.2011 | Chicago

A popular Minnesota-based bike-powered pub crawl company looking to expand into the Chicago market has run into more than its fair share of difficulti...

Can Rahm Fix Chicago's Red Tape Problem?

Crain's Chicago Business | By: Greg Hinz and Steven R. Strahler | Posted 07.09.2011 | Chicago

Corporate Chicago got the man it wanted on the fifth floor of City Hall. He's selected the kind of team that would fit comfortably in any boardroom. ...

Elderly Couple Endures A Knock-Down Fight With Chicago Bureaucracy

BGA Investigators' Notebook | Posted 06.25.2011 | Chicago

For Tom and Veronica Bullock, this year's blizzard brought more than an avalanche of snow. The retired South Side Chicago couple was also hit by an ar...

Chicago Bureaucracy Biggest Roadblock In New Green Initiatives

Chicago News Cooperative | JESSICA REAVES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For many city dwellers -- dependent as they are on flown-in supermarket produce or temporary farmers' markets -- fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables ...