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Why Chicago’s once-promising food truck scene stalled out 2

As food trucks have flourished in other U.S. cities, the mobile food industry in Chicago has been systematically immobilized by legislative opposition, onerous red tape, costly fines, and the pro-restaurant lobby.

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Cover Story: Why Chicago’s once-promising food truck scene stalled out. Julia Thiel writes about how the mobile food industry in Chicago has been systematically immobilized by legislative opposition, onerous red tape, costly fines, and the pro-restaurant lobby. Politics: Chris Hayes says America’s founders would be offended by the modern police state. In his new book A Colony in a Nation the journalist and MSNBC host compares current-day policing in cities like Chicago to British rule just before the American Revolution. Music: Chicago’s most popular young metal guitarist plays on YouTube, not onstage Rob Scallon’s frequently goofy videos , —among them a banjo cover of Slayer’s ‘Raining Blood’—have earned him an audience of millions.

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