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Committee on License and Consumer Protection

City Council committee approves 43 night games at Wrigley Field

The City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection passed an ordinance Wednesday allowing the Chicago Cubs to hold up to 43 regular season night games next baseball season.

The amended legislation permits the Cubs to schedule 35 night games and allows the team to move up to eight scheduled day games to nighttime starts in order to meet Major League Baseball's television broadcast obligations. The measure would not allow the city to veto the team’s choices for the rescheduled night games, unlike an ordinance approved previously by the City Council.

Alderman upset about felony wait period for horse-drawn carriage license

New regulations on horse-drawn carriages trotted through a City Council committee Monday, but not before Alderman Walter Burnett (27th) slammed language that imposes a five-year waiting period before any convicted felon may operate a carriage.

“We have to give these people the opportunity to redeem themselves,” Burnett said of convicted felons. “Who wants to ride a horse in the freezing cold? If a guy who made a mistake can’t get that job, then we might as well put a gun in his hand and tell him to go out and rob people.”

Tavern license moratorium advances

Additional Wrigley night games get OK from council committee

Wrigley Field plan a ‘burden’ for Lake View, residents say

Horse drawn carriage weather regulation gallops through committee

A measure to protect horses that drive carriages from extreme weather passed a City Council committee on Thursday amid concerns from carriage drivers.

Liquor license rules tweaked, new auto sticker schedule rolled out at Council meeting

Rules for how businesses obtain liquor licenses and how neighbors can contest those applications would be tweaked under amendments approved Wednesday by the City Council Committee on License and Consumer Protection.

The committee unanimously approved changes to the city code regarding rules for Place of Public Amusement licenses — which allow for uses such as movie theaters, nightclubs and bowling alleys — and liquor licenses that would shorten turnaround time for approvals while making it easier for neighbors to contest applications for new businesses.