09/08/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Daley's Proposed Airport Liquor Carts: Much-Needed Escape Or Perpetual Spring Break?

Looks like the party's on at gate 34B, David. I don't know if you heard, but our esteemed mayor Richard M. Daley has proposed granting liquor licenses to special alcohol carts at both O'Hare and Midway airports, and I have to admit I (for once) am totally on board with one of Daley's get-out-of-the-hole-quick schemes. Yes, this is a great opportunity for the city to rake in some much-needed extra cash, but just imagine the beauty of pre-flight cocktails away from the grizzled flyers passing through the Halsted St. Tap at Midway, almost offensive in its cartoonish depiction of life in our fair city, or sipping a cold one without having to belly up alongside the herds gathered at any of the O'Hare Chili's outposts.

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