Monthly Archives: July 2014

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    Ethanol mandate tries to create demand where there is none

    Should Chicago gas stations be forced to carry fuel with higher ethanol content? Several Chicago aldermen think so. Earlier this week, the Chicago City Council’s Finance Committee considered an ordinance sponsored by Aldermen Ed Burke and Anthony Beale that would mandate all gas stations in the city to carry E15, a fuel consisting of 15 […]

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    To catch up with Uber, Chicago taxi group proposes … higher fares?

    The taxi industry complains endlessly that ridesharing services such as UberX and Lyft are hurting its business. Now an AFL-CIO-affiliated group of Chicago cab drivers is seeking to improve its members’ fortunes by pushing the city to mandate higher taxi fares. But hiking prices doesn’t seem like a good way to save an industry that is […]

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    Illinois should strive for better marks on hair-braiding regulations

    The state of Illinois received a near-failing grade for the quality of its natural-hair-braiding licensing rules, according to a new study released by the Institute for Justice. The study overviews natural-hair-braiding (a popular beauty practice among African and African-American communities in the U.S.) regulations in every state in the country, ranking each one based on how burdensome […]