Street vendors fear a Chicago alderman is trying to eject them from outside Wrigley.
Ald. Tom Tunney, whose ward includes the Friendly Confines, is taking another swing at moving peddlers away from it, the Sun-Times reports. Last summer, he struck out trying to ban street vendors from a two-block area around the iconic ballpark.
Joe Sienkiewicz, a street vendor, tells the paper Tunney is preparing to pitch a revised ordinance before the City Council Wednesday.
"They actually think they will get away with this and that we are dumb and stupid," he said in an e-mail to other vendors.
He's now calling on other vendors to protest outside City Hall Wednesday to smack the proposal outta there for good.
"Is it maybe 'cause all the brick-and-mortar stores and bars contribute to Mr. Tunney?" Sienkiewicz wrote. "Ask Mr. Tunney who we are hurting. All we are doing is trying to support [our] families and pay [our] bills."
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