Court: Chicago food truck regulations constitutional

 
 
Updated 5/23/2019 11:22 AM
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CHICAGO -- The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Chicago's food truck regulations.

The Chicago Tribune reports the court said Thursday that the rules are constitutional and the city can protect brick-and-mortar restaurants from competition from food trucks.

Lower courts previously ruled in favor of the city.

Food truck owner Laura Pekarik sued Chicago in 2012, saying the regulations unfairly suppressed competition.

Her lawsuit challenged the rule that food trucks be at least 200 feet away from businesses that serve food. It also alleged that the law mandating trucks have a city-monitored GPS device to help facilitate health inspections violates privacy protections.

Chicago officials have said the city has the right to "balance the interests of food trucks and those of restaurants."

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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