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An ordinance currently sitting in committee, would require city departments to alert an alderman about each license application filed in his or her respective ward. The alderman could then veto any application as long as he or she provided a reason for denial. And if the alderman doesn’t like the application, well . . . that is where the application dies.

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Fred Riley
Back in 1993 I apply for a license to open up a community center where once I got my money together I was going to open up a banquet hall. I had talk with all the men Jesse Evans at the time in the 21st Ward. Initially when I confronted him about opening a business in his Ward he was all for it. Several months later he told me if I made him a business partner he would give me my license. I told him I really do need another business partner where he decided he would not give me the license at that point. He then… Read more »