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  • Wrigley
    Dogs: Vicious dogs may be ban in Chicago suburb
    Homer Glen, a Chicago suburb located just southwest of the city in Will County, is in the process of producing a city ordinance regarding animal control. Homer Glen officials are working with the Will County Department of Animal Control in order...
  • Saggy pants
    Localities pass ordinances against droopy drawers, ACLU fights back
    The origin of the "fashion statement," if it can be fairly called that, is hard to trace. According to the websiteA Different State of Black, the trend towardwearing one's trousers low enough to show off hisboxers or briefs may have...
  • The Diamond
    Richmond City Council strikes out in transfer of Diamond
    Monday nights meeting of Richmond City Council ended up with "a delay of game," when they failed to put throughan ordinance authorizing the city to take ownership of the Diamond, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Tuesday.Again,...
  • ACLU sues Pennsylvania town over 911 ordinance
    ACLU sues Pennsylvania town over 911 ordinance
    9/30/2013-The ACLU of Pennsylvania is suing Norristown, Pennsylvania officials over an ordinance that orders landlords to evict tenants after they place three 911 calls within four months. City officials say the ordinance is designed to promote...
  • Courtesy of ElAl Airlines
    What some Bidoun fed strangers three millennium ago relates to how we read Torah
    In our Cathedral in Reno Nevada we read the first reading and the Gospel reading and find one very powerful thing in common.Abraham rushed into the tent and told Sarah, “Quick, three measures of fine flour! Knead it and make rolls.”He...
  • Causeway BP files lawsuit against new advertising law
    Gas station files lawsuit in Fort Lauderdale over new advertising law
    In Fort Lauderdale, there is an independently owned gas station called Causeway BP. Causeway BP is owned by Spector Corp. who just filed a lawsuit against a new Broward County ordinance. The new ordinance states that gas stations must on-site...
  • lights
    Halloween week curfew begins tonight
    A City of Detroit emergency curfew will govern when young people will be allowed to frequent public places at night, from Monday night through Halloween. Violations may result in a stiff fine for the parent.Young people aged 17 or younger will not...
  • Burbank Council Member David Gordon
    Burbank to draft pet store ban, but Peggy Wood's will still sell dogs
    Animal lovers turned out en masse at Burbank City Hall, Tuesday evening, to show support for an ordinance that would ban the retail sale of commercially-bred dogs and cats in Burbank pet stores.With a room filled to capacity and spilling into the...
  • Massage free
    Local alternative healers cry foul as Paso Robles proposes a new ordinance
    Local massage therapists and alternative healers who use massage therapy feel they are being unfairly targeted by a new proposed ordinance going before the Paso Robles City council. Some people in the city feel the ordinance is necessary in order...
  • No Saggy pants allowed
    Brunswick, Georgia fines saggy pants offenders
    The trend started in the prison system when inmates were not permitted to have trouser belts on in jail once a person is incarcerated. Today there seems to be a fashion trend for young (and sad to say some old) men who want to walk around in...
  • CPC sign
    Maryland ordinances violate Pregnancy Center free speech, appeals court rules
    Disposing of two free speech cases regarding crisis pregnancy center publicity, the federal Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals relied on routine and well-established First Amendment legal precedent to uphold both freedom of speech and the separation...
  • Don't chain your dog
    Small victory for chained dogs in Cleveland
    Dog owners will now have to adhere to limitations on the amount of time theri dogs can be tied up outside. This ordinance was voted on by Cleveland city council members on Monday night.The amendments of this ordiance are aimed at improving the...
  • Saggy pants
    Chicago wants to ban wearing saggy pants
    The saggy pants syndrome in Chicago could soon come to an end if one elected official has her way.Chicago Alderman Emma Mitts, whose 37th ward covers portions of city’s West Side, proposed a new resolution at a May 9 City Council meeting...
  • Sandwich Board Sign
    Sign ordinance revisions brings out bad and good in Sussex County towns
    With the economic recovery slowly coming to pass, two Sussex County towns are attempting to become more business friendly by revising long-standing rules and regulations centering on commercial signs. Sussex Borough mayor deems 90% of signs as...
  • Park Ridge
    Park Ridge scraps the damn swearing law, cross-dressing may become legal too
    It is ok to say swear words in Park Ridge, Illinois now that an antiquated law has been scratched from the city’s books. The city, a northwestern suburb of Chicago, has had a law that has made it illegal: [to] use profanity in any street,...