Cheers, Chicago! Mayor Daley wants you to booze it up before your flight.
Just a couple months after pushing for more liquor on the lakefront, Mayor Daley now has his eyes on the airports. He proposed a measure Wednesday that would allow liquor to be sold from pushcarts at O'Hare and Midway.
We still can't get food from a truck, but liquor from a cart? No problem!
Hoping for another source of revenue, Daley wants the city to sell two types of liquor licenses for airport pushcarts. One would go to those airport bars and restaurants that already sell liquor; the other would go to businesses whose locations are closed due to construction, reports the Sun-Times.
City officials have already identified six locations in O'Hare where the liquor carts would be stationed.
Obviously, Daley believes that an overpriced libation is more likely to sell if it's from a cart.
"This proposal supports our goal to provide the highest level of service to the traveling public, while providing opportunities to generate additional revenue for the city," Aviation Commissioner Rosemarie Andolino said in a press release.
So drink up, Chicago travelers! It'll ease the pain of all those taxes we just charged you.