Nick Gillespie: Chicago City Council is Trying to Out-california California

Lynne Kiesling

Nick Gillespie at Reason has an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times decrying the nanny-state activities of Chicago’s City Council:

But it turns out that Chicago is a sissy town because that “stormy, husky, brawling … City of the Big Shoulders,” in Carl Sandburg’s evocative 1916 poem, seems hellbent on putting a chokehold on just about everything that makes a city a city. Namely, fun. Local pols evidently are more dedicated to rooting out gluttony among residents than reining in a police department neck deep in an ugly torture scandal.