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City Regulatory Incoherence Threatens to Shut Down Successful Business

Posted November 17th, 2010 by freeAgent
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Logan Square Kitchen has had a tough first year. Despite their immense success, the support of their alderman and lots of love from the Chicago food press, the shared-kitchen concept simply doesn't fit in with current Chicago zoning laws, which can't seem to decide whether the spot is a shop, a restaurant or a production space. In reality, LSK is all three, and provides an important space in Logan Square for community organizing. It also allows start-up businesses who cannot afford their own store a place to manufacture products.

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"Crazy Wife Of A Crazy Prison Guard Going Crazy"

Imagine living next to a prison guard and his equally controlling ex military wife. Now imagine they hate you and know things like, who to complain to and how to; run your history; make the system work; get away with bad things and keep it legal. Like mowing, or reving up a motorbike each day on the property line, or letting your dogs bark a few feet from the property line for hours. I put a jobsite trailer in the backyard. Been there little over a year now, all the while bureaucrat after bureaucrat on my butt, lots of drama. If you'd like to see a nut-job wife of a prison guard going nuts..

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Germantown pubs fighting to allow drinks outside

Posted July 14th, 2010 by flaherty
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Louisville's ABC (Alcoholic Beverage Control) shutting down patio drinking after a zoning change that happened 40 years ago.

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Siskiyou Crest National Monument proposed by feds, opposed by locals.

Since it was first proposed last July, the monument has been opposed by the timber industry, miners and off-road vehicle enthusiasts on both sides of the state line. The Siskiyou County Board of Supervisors passed a resolution 4-1 last summer opposing it, citing what it said would be a dramatic downturn in an already struggling economy.

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Building Rejector (Michigan State) 3/3

First hand account of the arbitrary use of government force to get compliance legal or not. This shows very well the line between the gov's and the gov-nots. This inspector talks himself in circles while skirting the obvious. part 3/3

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Building Rejector (Michigan State) 2/3

First hand account of the arbitrary use of government force to get compliance legal or not. This shows very well the line between the gov's and the gov-nots. This inspector talks himself in circles while skirting the obvious part 2/3

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Building Rejector (Michigan State) 1/3

First hand account of the arbitrary use of government force to get compliance legal or not. This shows very well the line between the gov's and the gov-nots. This inspector talks himself in circles while skirting the obvious. part 1

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Hot dog stand owner fights to stay open.

Posted May 16th, 2010 by gregjaghab@yahoo.com
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Hard working capitalist legal immigrant being told to CEASE and DESIST by bureaucrat. She was turned in by a citizen that appears to be jealous of the success of our friend, the capitalist.

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County uses aerial photos to find "illegal" buildings

Posted May 4th, 2010 by onederbred
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TACOMA, Wash. -- Pierce County has identified more than 3,200 illegal garages and other structures under a controversial program that uses aerial photographs to spot buildings constructed without a permit.

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UK Govt to Demolish Castle Farmer Built and Hid Behind Stack of Straw

Posted February 3rd, 2010 by Renniks
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A farmer who built a castle hidden behind a stack of straw bales has lost a High Court bid to save it from being demolished.

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