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Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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By Marcus Riley, Charlie Wojciechowski
      

Food Truck Proponents Sue City

Group seeks to loosen restrictions against food truck operators. Read »

Thursday, Oct 4, 2012 at 1:06 PM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago’s 23 Food-Truck Stations: “A Good Start”

Chicago’s 23 Food-Truck Stations: “A Good Start”

If all goes according to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s plan, food trucks will have 23 designated stations to operate out of throughout the city. Obviously, because the food trucks have been a polarizing -- albeit, mostly... Read »

Thursday, Sep 20, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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By David Wolinsky
      

Why Sprinkles Cupcakes Now Has a Cupcake ATM

Chicago might still be weird about food trucks, but that isn't stopping us from cooking up more inventive ways of distributing food to customers who want it. Sprinkles Cupcakes is leading the charge on a more... Read »

Friday, Jul 20, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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By Ngozi Agomo

City Council Committee Approves Chicago Food Trucks Ordinance

City Council Committee Approves Chicago Food Trucks Ordinance

The Chicago City Council committee approved the new Chicago Food Trucks ordinance Thursday. Read »

Tuesday, Jun 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM
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By Ward Room Staff

Cook-On-Site Food Trucks Might Roll

Cook-On-Site Food Trucks Might Roll

Mayor Emanuel, Alderman Tom Tunney and Alderman Joe Moreno are introducing an ordinance Wednesday that would allow food truck operators to cook food on-site rather than prepare and pre-package it in an off-site... Read »

Wednesday, Apr 11, 2012 at 12:03 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Chicago Cops Hungry for Food Trucks?

Chicago Cops Hungry for Food Trucks?

The long road for food trucks in Chicago just got a whole heck of a lot twistier: Operators have thrown down the accusation that cops and the city are cracking down to make those mobile snack carts a lot less... Read »

Thursday, Oct 13, 2011 at 10:43 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Big Star's Truck Goes Rogue

Big Star's Truck Goes Rogue

The Wicker Park restaurant's planned food truck just failed inspection, but that isn't going to stop it from rolling out. Read »

Saturday, Jun 25, 2011 at 2:04 PM
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By Dominic Trombino
      

Wagyu Wagon Ups Ante of Food Trucks

What does it take to get a high end food truck started? Two main things: a knowledge of the restaurant industry and money. Read »

Friday, Apr 22, 2011 at 8:56 AM
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By David Wolinsky
      

Food Trucks an Untapped Market for Small-Biz Owners

City council's resistance to food trucks has only made the city hungrier for their potential. Read »

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