Swearing Now Legal in Park Ridge

Police Chief says law wasn't enforced

By Lacey McCraney
|  Wednesday, Oct 5, 2011  |  Updated 6:19 AM CDT
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You will now hear something never legally heard before in Park Ridge - swearing.

The Park Ridge City Council took a law off the books that made it illegal "to use profanity in any street, alley or public place of the City," according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Police Chief Frank Kaminski told the paper the law wasn't enforced anyway and "presents a freedom of speech issue."

Another disorderly conduct rule outlawing the use of abusive or obscene language or gestures was also deleted.

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